Well you wouldn’t want to work for someone who lies all the time but how about if you knew they lied just some of the time? Does that mean you would only trust them some of the time? And what times would you know you’re supposed to trust them?
I’m not sure that we expect that bosses will tell the truth all the time but why shouldn’t they? Is moral ambiguity acceptable?
I did a quick poll yesterday on Twitter and found that 29% of my meagre pool of respondents trust their boss to tell them the truth always and 36% agreed that they do most of the time. Does that mean that only 29% of people really trust their boss?
I guess it comes down to a variant on what my mother used to say: “If you can’t say something truthful, don’t say anything at all.”