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Employee Sycophancy-Can It Be Perceived As The Next Management Issue?

Navjot Kaur


Organizations make efforts to foster a healthy environment through employee cooperation
and participation. Sycophancy comes naturally as a perceived behavior from the employees
who want to climb up the ladder of success in a short time. When an employee finds himself
caught in the rat race of succeeding and surpassing others at work, political behavior becomes
inevitable.This papers seeks to study the prevalence of employee sycophancy in the workplace
while simultaneously examining the various behavioral and political aspects that causes
sycophancy. The article cites reasons as to why employee sycophancy needs to be curbed
for a better organizational flow.


Organizational politics, Influential behavior, Sycophancy, Ingratiation.

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