It may seem like a perspective taken straight from George Orwell’s dystopian epic 1984, yet the reality is that there are many industries in which liars and untrustworthy professionals are able to utilise their skills of deception to not only survive but actively thrive.
And whilst a certain level of spouting falsehoods is inevitable in a work situation – not all employees want to admit to colleagues that they’re actually struggling with an issue in their home life in the standard morning ‘how are you doing’ conversations, and that ‘yeah, good thanks’ reply really isn’t hurting anyone. But the difference between the kind of white lies that workers see as necessity every day and the kind of potentially devastating lie used to throw another under the bus to get ahead, is staggering.
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