6 Ways Employees Manipulate You

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1. Burying Information

Your employee wants to hide something but wants plausible deniability. He writes a long memo or report peripherally related to your goals, but relevant enough for you to get CC'd. He sandwiches the fact he wants to bury in the middle of the next-to-the-last paragraph. Chances are you'll ignore or trash the memo; even if you read it, you'll probably skim over the important part. If you later complain, the employee points out that he sent you the relevant information.