Psychology at Work: How to spot an office liar

A survey intended to show how good managers are at spotting liars actually shows how suspicious we are.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

According to the research, two-thirds of managerial respondents can tell when their staff are lying, and 90% don’t believe reasons given for being late for work. But it is one of life’s lovely little ironies that these managers are unfortunately kidding themselves. Lack of eye contact, avoiding people and body language were the most common signals managers said they use for spotting lies. But these are crude and unreliable indicators; by these standards, every shy person would be branded a liar.... [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND COMMENT]

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Psychology at Work: How to spot an office liar

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