Sucking Up Is Good for Your Health as Well as Your Career

Sucking Up
Sucking Up

We all know that ingratiating yourself with the boss and colleagues can be good for your career, but recent research says that it can also be good for your health. Your mental health, to be specific: Politically savvy professionals who use ingratiation as a career strategy may also avoid the psychological distress that comes to those less socially savvy, according to the research, published in the Journal of Management Studies.

But you have to know how to do it, or it can have the opposite effect, the study says.