In the below post “The Politics of Back Stabbing – Case Solution” you will find most suitable answers to the questions for this case study.
- What factors, in addition to those cited here, do your believe lead to illegitimate political behaviors such as backstabbing?
You find backstabbing in all situations where there is a hierarchy of employees. Some people move up the ladder by merit, others spend their time taking credit for work done by those they are supervising and sending blame to those who are in competition with them for the next raise or promotion. In fact, there may even be other goals the backstabber has than promotion or bonuses. He may be trying to get close to the powers that be or gain social access to them. An individual who back stabs another is generally insecure in themselves. Jealous of another person.