Why We Lie More at Work

Here's why most of us lie at work.Here's why most of us lie at work.Lying is a funny thing: We all know honestly is the best policy, but we tell, on average, two fibs a day. The upside? We're less likely to lie when we're at home.

By Meagan Morris

So, where are we lying? The only other place we spend a large amount of time: Work.

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Researchers at the University of Oxford and Bonn University came to the conclusion after conducting a random study of nearly 750 people. In the studies, researchers asked the volunteers to flip a coin and report what it landed on-if it landed on "heads," they got nothing; If was "tails," they received money.

The results? Nearly 56 percent reported that their coin landed on "heads," meaning no cash. On the flip side, participants in a tightly controlled lab study that felt like a work environment were more likely to fib about the coin flip to get the cash.

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The researchers concluded that people are more likely to lie if they felt they had "wiggle room" to get away with it. The more personally connected they feel to the environment, the less likely they are to lie.

The bottom line: It might seem easy to lie at work, but it's hard keeping track of all the lies. Keep

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