Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:42:20 GMT

It pays to be honest at your job

A new study has revealed for the first time that the more honest and humble you are, the better is your job performance.

It pays to be honest at your job

"This study shows that those who possess the combination of honesty and humility have better job performance," said lead author Wade Rowatt, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University

"In fact, we found that humility and honesty not only correspond with job performance, but also predicted job performance above and beyond any of the other five personality traits like agreeableness and conscientiousness," he added.

Rowatt and his colleagues surveyed 269 employees in 25 different companies across 20 states in the United States who provide health care for challenging clients.

Supervisors of the employees in the study then rated the job performance of each employee on 35 different job skills and described the kind of customer with whom the employee worked.

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