You tell me don't lie!!!
There's no truth about the conjecture that women lie more than men, much as children or adults, politicians or lawyers, supervisors or subordinates, writers or readers, rich or poor, techers or students.
Why do people feel they need to tell lies. A study shows that there are definitely different reasons for lying. May be, because of fear, embarrassment, to protect one self or the interest of another, for money, to take advantage of the generosity and kindness of others, or merely just for fun.
In a work-related situation, a secretary may have to lie from time to time to cover up for his/her immediate supervisor, especially if the latter does not want to take calls from someone he/she does not want to talk to.
You are not being honest if you tell your colleague that he/she did an excellent job, when you know for a fact that it is a worthless output. It is big blunder to boost his/her morale for something you know that is not praiseworthy. You are not helping at all. For whatever reasons, nobody knows why people keep on lying.
Honesty is one virtue that always leads to goodness, kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness, and that's no lie!