Build trusting relationships with your employees to improve productivity, accountability and company performance.
Less than half of lower-level employees trust the companies they work for. And the problem’s getting worse: according to the PwC Annual Global CEO survey, three years ago 37% of CEOs were concerned about a lack of trust in businesses; today, it’s 55%.
Two recent articles in Harvard Business Review list practical ways you can build trust in the workplace. Sue Bingham sets out four ways to fix trust issues, while Paul J. Zak dissects what he calls the “neuroscience of trust”, and identifies a further eight ways to manage for trust, backed up by experimental research.