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The success of an organization may be dependent on limiting the potential for deviant behavior, and if necessary, reacting to deviant behavior in a positive way. Focusing on the successful management of deviant behavior in the workplace and the role of the organization in creating conditions for this behavior is a crucial topic of study for those interested in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. Managing Organizational Deviance goes beyond questions of control to also consider ethical dimensions of conduct. As a result, it teaches students who will go on to inhabit organizations to become familiar with the ethical implications of deviant and dysfunctional behavior in addition to managing this behavior in an effective way.
Chapter 7: The Difficulties of Telling the Truth at Work
The Difficulties of Telling the Truth at Work
People lie. We know that they lie because we catch them. After all, if a lie is never caught, how can we know it occurred? People lie for a variety of reasons, and the results vary in their magnitude, ranging from the little white lies that lubricate social discourse to the lies that result in major corporate financial catastrophes.
This chapter explores the landscape populated by liars and, in so doing, pokes into the woods of other unethical behaviors and questions the very existence of a “normal” ethical business life. To help the reader to understand lying, the chapter looks at the psychological literature on how people interact as well ...