Dishonesty at work

#WorkTrends Recap: Science of Uncovering Dishonesty at Work

People lie. It’s an ugly fact of life. Lying in the workplace can be detrimental to morale among other things. Often times people lie in ways that make it difficult for others to recognize. We get a “gut” feeling, but that is just that… a feeling and not evidence.

This week on #WorkTrends host Meghan M. Biro was joined by Phillip Maltin, attorney-at-law and developer of The READ System, to discuss the intricacies of lying in the workplace and how to actually use science to identify who is lying.

In this fascinating conversation, Phillip shed some light on a few common misconceptions about detecting lies and  Here are a few key points that Phillip shared with the community:

  • Forming good questions is a good skill to use when attempting to detect lying.
  • Nervous behavior is not just a window into a dishonesty. It’s also a window into honesty. You have to ask the right questions
  • The “D” in R.E.A.D. is doubt. Doubt your conclusions until you’re satisfied as to what someone is saying.

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Didn’t make it to this week’s #WorkTrends show? Don’t worry, you can tune in and participate in the podcast and chat with us every Wednesday from 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT). On May 10, Meghan will be joined by Kevin Sheridan to discuss the topic of employee engagement and bringing to light the pros of having better engagement and cons of neglecting it.

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