Dauten Jr., Paul M.
September 1964
Journal of Business Communication;Fall64, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
The article presents comments on the article in this issue, "An Honest Appraisal of Honesty in Communication," by Bernard Sarachek. The author states that Sarachek's assumptions about honesty in communications are unethical and Machiavellian, which undermine organizational life and effective management. A Machiavellian approach to communication tends to lead to conscious or unconscious self-incrimination, guilt-ridden emotions that disintegrate one's personality and lead in the opposite direction from the most valuable course of action.


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