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Getting Real at Work: Perceiving Accurately & Talking Openly About What Is Actually Going On

People who work together need to trust one another. Yet a recent study found that 94% of the people surveyed, when guaranteed anonymity, admitted that they lied “regularly and often” at work. Most of these lies were to avoid conflict or to avoid drawing negative attention to oneself. This situation is intolerable in a business environment where crucial decisions depend on rapid access to valid information.