Overall Thoughts About Trust at Work
You can’t always control the level of trust in your organization as a whole, but you can act in ways that promote trust in your immediate work environment. This environment may include your department, your work team or unit, or your coworkers in cubicle land.
Building trust in a smaller unit where you have some control helps to propagate trust in the larger organization. Managers who trust each other’s coworkers tend to extend their trust to the larger organization as well. This, in turn, evokes trust in others.
Destroying then rebuilding trust allows you to look at what doesn’t work to create a trusting work environment, but don’t go there. Instead, start building trust from the beginning of your relationship with each new employee. Make sure that your culture as they learn to integrate into your organization during onboarding gives them an…
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