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People | Apr 25

Authenticity at work: be honest, is it a good thing?  

People | Apr 25

Being authentic with colleagues seems like a good idea. But is this possible in business? What if you don’t like, admire, or trust a colleague or customer?

Professor Adrian Furnham

Professor Adrian Furnham Professor of Psychology, University College London

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Many people say they value authenticity at work. They want to be themselves and express their real emotions. And they want all others to do likewise, particularly their boss and colleagues.  

The word ‘authentic’ implies that one always gives a faithful, honest, and accurate account of personal beliefs, preferences, and desires. It means genuine, bona fide, and honest, while the opposite implies dodgy, dishonest, and insincere.  

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Professor Adrian Furnham

Professor Adrian Furnham Professor of Psychology, University College London

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