The Tallest Poppy™
What is Tall Poppy Syndrome?
Tall Poppy Syndrome occurs when people are attacked, resented, disliked, criticized or cut down because of their achievements and/or success. The Tallest Poppy, a study led by Dr. Rumeet Billan, reveals the consequences of this silent systemic syndrome and the impact it has on women in the workplace worldwide. The study examines the impact of Tall Poppy Syndrome on the individual and the cost to organizations.
The Tallest Poppy 2023
The Tallest Poppy 2023 is the first international study of its kind that looks at thousands of working women from all demographics and professions to determine how their mental health, well-being, engagement, and performance are affected by interactions with their clients, colleagues, and leaders surrounding their success and accomplishments. The results are significant and should be heeded. Women’s success is under attack in workplaces around the world. The more accomplished an individual is, the more likely she’ll be to face aggressions, not only from those in positions of seniority, but also from her peers. The Tallest Poppy study reveals that TPS remains a significant issue in workplaces around the world and the results are detrimental to women and the organizations within which they work. The study was planned and carried out between January and February 2023. A total of 4,710 respondents took part in the survey across 103 countries. View our press release here.