Political Behavior in Organizations
Andrew J. DuBrin
Backstabbing can escalate during downsizing
As a democracy, we are only too familiar with politics in practice. Have you ever wondered what office politics is? Popularly, the phrase has a negative meaning, “conjuring up thoughts of kissing up to the boss, backstabbing rivals, and being insincere to obtain what you want,” writes Andrew J. DuBrin of Rochester Institute of Technology in Political Behavior in Organizations, billed as ‘the first true textbook’ on the subject.