“ Honesty is the best policy” we all are familiar with this term, but how does honesty help you to make best out of your employment opportunities? Well have you heard the story of George washington and the cherry tree?
George washington once chopped down a cherry tree, when his father came to know about it he asked little George whether he was the one who chopped the tree, and George said” you know papa, i can’t lie” George washington’s honesty since childhood gave him a glorious career profile, after all being US president is not a job you see in everyone’s resume.
Best jobs don’t just happen like that, for such a job you must be dedicated, honest and have a certain amount of work ethics inside you, to find success in office and your job these certain factors are required.
Some people suggest that lying at your workplace can be a sign of bad omen, which can prove to be really bad and get you all tensed and worried. Being tensed and worried will affect your work quality, and then you will end up losing trust in your work and start searching all those new available vacancies for a new job.
While some people say small lie for a good purpose which is called “white lies”. It can be used at certain moments to benefit yourself, but remember it must not harm another person.
A study says that around 60% of people lie in their life which means, half of the world is filled with liers, so you might be thinking that what’s wrong if you lie at your workplace?
These are the factors those may affect you if you lie at your workplace!
1)Lack of trust
Lieing might be fun, but only till you get caught. Employees won’t be able to trust you once they get to know that you lie to much. One lie can create harmful and can label you as a lifelong lier in your office.
Losing trust of your employees will affect you in having hard time working at your office, you won’t have much friends and with lack of friends you will not have a great work environment.
2)You won’t get much work
Unless people see you as a honest man, they will never give you the job, let it be your employer, client or investor they won’t be interested in your work unless you provide them with a honest result.
Being even once dishonest can prove to be a highly intensive and stressful. In fact, you will have to live with this thought forever about the lie you made which will haunt you always.
These are the reasons why one must not include lying in their Career Planning, also here are some reasons why one must add honesty at your workplace:-
Being honest towards your work can help you with having more employees who trust you. You can build loyalty and also attain a better working environment. Trustworthy employees can build more effective team work.
2)Build a reputation
Unlike any other factor you can build yourself with a reputation, that can provide you with a better chance to make yourself with a better clean sheet at your workplace.
You are provided with loyal clients, I agree being true to your client may force you to tell the truth and not lie about your defects, but if the client neglects the defect and buys your product or service you can assure yourself that you have created loyal client for your company.