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10 June 2011

'Sucking up' is good for your health

Savvy career minded individuals have known for some time that ingratiating oneself to the boss and others can help move them up the corporate ladder more quickly.

Savvy career minded individuals have known for some time that ingratiating oneself to the boss and others – perhaps more commonly known as 'sucking up' – can help move them up the corporate ladder more quickly. However, a recent study published in the Journal of Management Studies suggests that politically savvy professionals who use ingratiation as a career aid may also avoid the psychological distress that comes to others who are less cunning about their workplace behaviour.

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