In The Middle of Deception

by Jay Deragon on 10/31/2012

No one likes to be known as a liar, a deceiver or a manipulator. The truth be known most employee’s feel that way about their organizations behavior.

The word truth has a variety of meanings, from honesty, good faith, and sincerity in general, to agreement with fact or reality in particular.

The opposite of truth is a lie. A lie (also called prevarication), is a type of deception in the form of an untruthful statement, especially with the intention to deceive others, often with the further intention to maintain a secret or reputation, protect someone’s feelings or to avoid a punishment.

The Truth About Markets

No one likes to be lied to because lying tends to create seeds of destruction in relationships.   Lying brings consequences because relationships are founded and built on trust. Trust cannot be built on lies rather lies destroy trust.

For an organization to work efficiently is must rely on truths. Relying on lies misleads an organization and an organization misled sooner than later fails.   Today the “market of conversations” fueled by social media is creating a transparency that reveals truths and rejects lies.

When we engage with people, partners, suppliers and customers we’re engaging in a relationship. The foundation of any relationship is founded on principals that when not incorporated into the process of building relationships  ends up “in the middle of deception” which destroys the relationship.

Seeds of deceptions are those things that speak truths into a relationship.  When we sow seeds of progress based on truth (knowledge) those seeds enhance relationships and all things become possible because trust is built.  When we sow seeds of deception, manipulation and lies we in fact destroy trust and subsequently the relationships don’t last. For organizations to thrive and prosper they must focus on building not destroying relationships.

The Consequences of Organizational Deception

For businesses to thrive they need relationships based on trust. The market of conversations represents the market of relationships. However this is a new market that gets its truth from networks of relationships.  If you sow seeds of deception then you are in fact leading your own self to destruction. If you lie to the market then you will face destruction because you lost the markets trust.
The consequences of organization deception are seeds of destruction that entangle truths. The only thing that untangles deception is the truth.  Dare to speak it or suffer the consequences.

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