Office Politics On Hot Tin Roof

Many career women experience the same feeling as Maggie when it comes to office politics. One of the most devastating strategies to attack a colleague or a team is the ‘Put-Down Game’. Marie G. McIntyre explains in her book, Secrets to Winning at Office Politics: How to Achieve Your Goals and Increase Your Influence at Work, that this game requires player(s) and target(s). Players employ sarcasm, criticism and hurtful remarks to put down their victim or target. By doing this, they feel good about themselves.

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