Saturday, December 27, 2008

'Get rid of yes-people and reward the honest feedback'

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Political Behavior in Organizations
Andrew J. DuBrin
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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.

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