Power struggles in the office are commonplace but there is a lot we can learn about people management from some of the most famous examples.

Graeme Rhodes, Head of Marketing at Pack & Send, said:

“Businesses often involve big personalities and sometimes with that come clashes, with two or more people vying for the position of top dog, often with interesting consequences! The role of HR encompasses recruitment and training, but also employee relations and managing the welfare of employees.

“Whether it be a big company or smaller organisations, the HR team plays an important role providing an outlet for employees to come and air their feelings and hopefully iron out any problems before they escalate into some of the power struggles illustrated in the infographic below.”

The following infographic from Pack & Send UK details some of the most infamous power struggles in business history:

Power struggles





Steff joined the HRreview editorial team in November 2014. A former event coordinator and manager, Steff has spent several years working in online journalism. She is a graduate of Middlessex University with a BA in Television Production and will complete a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Westminster in the summer of 2015.