The Answer To A Question Often Depends On Who’s Doing The Asking!! ─ Law #38
The answer an employee gives to a question will depend on whether it’s his peers, his supervisor, the department head, or the “big cheese” doing the asking.
People have a tendency to tell the asker what they think the asker wants to hear, particularly in sticky situations or when they fear that an honest answer will get them into trouble.
Upper managers would be naïve to take answers to their questions at face value, particularly as they get deeper into the organization.