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From: Fast Company

WHAT MOTIVATES PEOPLE TO BREAK THE RULES AT WORK?

Fast Company:

You probably know the employee who takes a stack of Post-It notes with him out the door every Friday afternoon. Or the one that takes an ample amount of sick days, but managed the strength to go to the football game.

What about the person who’s otherwise brilliant, but bends company policies to her will—and is promoted?

We’ve all told white lies in life, and at work. But what’s motivating workplace cheating, and when does it cross the line?

It doesn’t take a genius to gloss over the rules and get away with it—just an outside-the-box mind. discovered that creativity, not intelligence, predicts dishonesty. The more creative someone is, the more easily they can justify their behavior and fabricate an excuse for pilfering those supplies or fudging a sick-day story.

Read the whole story: Fast Company

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