“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” – Zig Ziglar

A company that encourages honest working environment does well in the long run in terms of productivity as well as reputation. There are several advantages of being honest than being dishonest because the former is a positive virtue of a human being. When you are honest about yourself- your achievements, your skills and your goals, you are valued as a trustworthy and truthful employee in the company.

Let’s figure out the good things that honesty can bring for you at workplace.

Honesty instils trust among co-workers

This one quality is essential to creating a friendly work culture at workplace. Delegation of responsibility becomes easier when co-workers are transparent about their skills and potential, which further fortifies mutual trust and integrity.

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Honest policies in a company help in employee retention

Honesty has to prevail at the top level. The organization needs to stick to its work ethics, hr policies, quality control policies and other vital information necessary for the success of the company.  If the company fails to maintain its integrity then sooner or later there would be chaos, malpractices and disharmony among employees, managers and everyone around.

Honesty helps you work freely

When you are honest, you don’t have to worry about anything killing you from inside or feel the prick of your conscience. You are open to learning new things, you are free to voice your opinion, you enjoy a good reputation, and almost everything related to your workplace works harmoniously. It leads to job satisfaction with immense peace of mind.

You can never get your dream job by lying in your resume

Lying about your past designation, experiences and companies, writing incorrect information about your skills, stating higher figures that your actual salary, etc. can never make you successful in life. Even if you land up with a high paying job with dishonest means, your bad karma will hit you at some point or other. Many employees have been fired from their jobs because of deceptive resumes.

Honesty is not revealing everything. Use your judgment wisely

Use your intelligence and judgmental powers aptly in corporate place. The picture is not always black and white, so you have to be smart. You don’t need to tell everything that you know, or talk about your personal life or reveal your skills blatantly before your competitors. Be the clever one, without being dishonest, malicious or harming anyone at your workplace.

So understand the meaning of honesty to make your intentions and actions right. No matter how dirty things might get at office, you must maintain your integrity and character to be the winner.

Here’s ending with a beautiful quote by Michelle Obama

We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.”