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This TechNewsWorld article really blew me away. I had no idea that the British were such dishonest folks!
…I’m kidding of course. I knew it all along.
Okay.. all kidding aside. I’m curious to hear from my UK colleagues Eileen, Mat, Michael, and Stephen have to say about this. Is this really a big issue for businesses in the UK? Does this kind of information “filtering” really happen more there than it does anywhere else?
And what about Canada, for cryin’ out loud?….
"According to research to be released this week by Microsoft, almost two-thirds of British workers admit to "blagging" to colleagues, a term Microsoft uses as a euphemism for old-fashioned lying."
Blagging or "showing off a bit" is something that we Brits are excellent at. We blag about how good we are at cricket, football (soccer) and how much our houses are worth. We may "embroider" the truth a little to get us better jobs and blag a bit about out abilities" to ensnare a hot date.
Doesn't everyone blag a little? Just how big was that fish you caught? How far did you drive that golf ball? Really? Oh yeah!
Oh sure.. "blag" = "white lie" or "stretching the truth a bit"? But what about, as this article suggests, blagging to your boss or to the company (or to *gasp* your customers!) in areas just to C.Y.A.? (CYA = Cover Your A**) Are we suggesting that it happens more in the UK than elsewhere?
The article makes valid points - it's a shame that the closing paragraphs make it sound like an advertisement rather than a news article.
A very interesting article which I must say in all honest I agree with! However that said, I thought this was just the norm in any company across the globe?