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Why your employees are lying to you

Honesty may be the best policy, but there are some cases in which employees feel compelled to feed you lies. Here’s how to avoid them.

Most bosses hope that their employees truly believe that “honesty is the best policy.”  However, there are 10 situations in which, rightly or wrongly, employees will probably lie to you.

Here are the 10 times your employees may be lying to you–along with suggested ways to change the situation so that the lie no longer becomes necessary.

1. When lying is integral to their job.

If you’re asking an employee to lie to the public, you can expect that employee to tell similar lies to you. For example, if you hire a PR person to put spin on bad news, they’ll may very well use the same spin when they discuss the situation with you.

Prevent the lie: Demand candor from employees so they know you don’t want to “breathe your own smoke.”

…to read this article in full, visit leading US small business resource, Inc.

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