January 25, 2017 3 Comments
By Linda Fisher Thornton
How transformational is the power of trust in organizations? It increases capacity and improves performance. It improves work satisfaction and quality of life:
“Compared with people at low-trust companies, people at high-trust companies report: 74% less stress, 106% more energy at work, 50% higher productivity, 13% fewer sick days, 76% more engagement, 29% more satisfaction with their lives, 40% less burnout.”
Paul J. Zak, The Neuroscience of Trust, HBR
Trust is no longer considered a “nice to have” element in the effective workplace. It is a “must have” element that energizes the whole organization. Working in a safe high-trust environment, people can do extraordinary things.
On Monday I received a Trust Across America 2017 Top Thought Leaders in Trust award and a Lifetime Achievement Award. It is quite an honor to be recognized along with so many notable champions for trust.
See the short articles contributed by the Trust Across America 2017 Top Thought Leaders in Trust: Lifetime Award winners in the latest issue of TRUST! Magazine. This quote is from my piece on What Trust Means to Me on page 13:
“When people work in a high trust environment, they experience the freedom and space to excel that leads to nothing less than organizational magic.”
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