Even the best managers cannot always ensure that their organizations are meritocracies. According to a recent article by the Harvard Business Review, office politics can corrupt the search for high-potential employees. The article postulates that there are six factors that prevent organizations from putting the right people in leadership roles: the politics of intuition, self-interest, avoidance, favoritism, ageism and gender.
This article serves as a good reminder that, they try as they may, even the best managers cannot always ensure that their organizations are meritocracies. For this reason, and others, people need to actively manage their careers: You can check out the article yourself here.