If you were hanging over a cliff and your organisation/boss/co-workers extended a helping hand, would you immediately grab it or hold onto the cliff for dear life?
Let’s be honest about the dishonesty that pervades the workplace. From glossed over corporate presentations to performance appraisals, truth goes out the window in pursuit of the organisation’s agenda or another person’s brazen ambition. It takes many forms and guises but ultimately you come away with that feeling in your stomach of being taken for ride. You know the truth. You know the other person also knows the truth. You see the lies manifest in front of you and take hold as the ‘truth’. In some places, this is just the way they work and those that do it well, succeed at the price of a conscience.