Women accuse men of using dirty tactics to win promotion

Many
women believe their male colleagues are immoral and play power-games, according
to research.

The
study claims that a large proportion of women graduates are unhappy with
workplace politics.

Dr
Kate Mackenzie Davey, of Birkbeck College, University of London interviewed
women across the country, who said they had all encountered a macho approach to
work.

"They
realise that to get on you have to stitch people up, stab colleagues in the
back, manage appearances, and try to appear better than other people," she
said.

Most
women interviewed were adamant that they would never resort to such tactics to
win promotion.

Davey
added, "Men are benefiting by doing something they enjoy – putting down a
competitor and getting on in a career. Women are constructing themselves as
disadvantaged through not enjoying these games."

The
research is being presented to the British Psychological Society’s Occupational
Psychology Conference in Blackpool.

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