Trust is the stepping stone in a strong organization. Does your business environment promote trust among its employees?
Trust can be difficult to measure and to achieve. Because it takes a long time to develop naturally it can be a tricky thing to build. This is especially true because many employees easily distrust managers due to past experiences in other roles.
However, good leadership is closely tied to a trusting environment. This fosters healthy relationships among employees, and between management and employees. In fact, when there is trust in the workplace staff morale and productivity increases. According to Gallup, more than 70% of employees feel disengaged in their role. A bored employee dying to go home is bound to be unproductive!
While trust is something that can’t be forced, there are steps management can take to help it build naturally within the company. Things like creating an open environment based on respect and teamwork is one of the best ways to foster trust in your company. By also avoiding micromanaging and carefully delegating tasks, you can create clear ground rules and empower your people. When every team member takes responsibility for their own role, the whole business runs more smoothly.
By creating a sturdy foundation for a successful business, you are ensuring both you and your team have the same expectations and values. It’s the key to long term growth! Check out today’s infographic to discover other ways you can help naturally promote trust within your business.