Liar, liar, pants on fire! Groups lie more than individuals, according to new research

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Key Takeaway: Something as simple as communication within groups, even if each group member has previously behaved honestly, can be the key to triggering collaborative, dishonest behavior.

CATONSVILLE, MD, September 6, 2017 – Do you pride yourself on being an honest person?

Even individuals who have a proven track record of honest behavior are no match for the potentially negative influences present in a group dynamic, especially when money is at stake, according to a new study, published in the INFORMS journal Management Science.

EurekAlert 2b logo LLLLLLWhen organizations are exposed for large-scale deceptive or corrupt behavior, often it is not the actions of one or two employees, but a…

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