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The Culture of Kissing Up and Kicking Down

"Kissing up and kicking down" refers to a common practice in organizations where employees are encouraged to praise the boss and others to gain favors and promotions. A person who is kissing up will say nice things about his superiors, give them all the credit for their accomplishments, and refrain from criticizing them. Meanwhile, a person who is kicking down will undermine his subordinates or colleagues in any way they can - by making snide comments, sabotaging projects, etc. A kiss-up, kick-down manager is someone who likes to appease their boss with high praise and boosts while constantly criticizing team members. This type of manager is not a team player and does not value the people they work with. They rarely give constructive feedback or provide help to their team members. Kiss-up and kick-down managers are often the banes of their employees’ existence. They are often miserable and do not lead the best working environments.  Kiss up people manipulate others to get the

Why Culture is Important for Every Business?

Culture is the glue that holds a company together. Corporate culture can be defined as norms, values, and expectations that help or hinder a business from performing. Corporate culture is the way employees interact with each other in a company. It is the internal environment and atmosphere that allows the company to grow and thrive. Corporate culture helps companies to create an awesome workplace where people are inspired to do great things. As a result, companies are thriving with innovative ideas and new products being created at a record rate. The way that companies are perceived by the public, their communication style, and their choices (e.g., social media policies) are influenced by corporate culture. A company that follows certain values or behaves in a certain way will have an impact on its perception among its customers, shareholders, and employees. In traditional organizations, people work and communicate in traditional ways. When things get complicated, they tend to feel tha