Do Bigger Desks Make People Dishonest?

We know that people in large corner offices sometimes do bad things. Could the size of the space actually be one cause?If you’re skeptical about a link between office size and dishonest behavior (and we were), take a look at a new study from Columbia, MIT, Northwestern, Harvard and Berkeley. Across four experiments, it finds that certain expansive environments make people feel more powerful, and that this sense of power can lead to dishonesty. The researchers aren’t saying all people who get big offices go out and rob banks.

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