Trust in the workplace
Developing trust in the workplace, some personal thoughts
I read an article today posted on the Oxford Review titled: Developing trust in the workplace and the role of HR – a new study. I happened across this article whilst checking my linkedin account.
Personally, I think that there are many factors involved in developing trust within an organisation and likewise, many reasons why trust breaks down.
At the end of the day, everything we do is for someone, on behalf of someone, or for ourselves.
I think any organisation can develop trust in the workplace by having a policy of ‘putting people first’. After all, we all go to work for similar reasons. (irrespective of what we feel about our work and workplace)
For me, trust in the workplace depends on leaders, managers and colleagues having a selfless and balanced approach to working with and through others.
Recognising, rewarding, and supporting colleagues in their efforts and working together towards shared outcomes is how we get things done and how we build trust in the workplace.