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3 ways to catch a colleague in a lie

It’s never easy to work with someone that you believe is untruthful. Whilst all professionals lie a little (the University of Massachusetts conducted a study last year that found most workers lie as often as two to three times every 10 minutes), most lies are minor, and actively vocalised to be polite. ‘No, the loud dance music blaring out of your headphones at 8:30 in the morning isn’t bothering me,’ or ‘No, I don’t mind the smell of your pungent pepperoni snack’, aren’t lies designed to damage your co-workers, but actively encourage them to feel comfortable at work.  

If a co-worker is capable of consistently damaging your productivity by lying to you, then it’s likely that you’re never going to trust them again. Some more detrimental lies are forgivable; for example, whilst a rogue dirty cup being unaccounted for, despite still containing warm coffee remnants, is annoying, it isn’t going to negatively impact you too much, yet when lies breach the boundaries of affecting your career, that’s when you need to take action.

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