Do people trust you?
Do you believe trust is to be earned or given?
Trust is defined as to have confidence, faith and hope in someone or something. An example of trust is believing that the sun will rise in the morning. An example of trust is having faith that things will be better in the future.
Trust is the foundation of a positive work relationship. Bosses trust their staff to work with honesty and integrity in getting things done appropriately. Trust can be vulnerable if someone breaks it. Like the saying goes, trust takes years to build, seconds to break and forever to repair.
Here are some ways you can build trust at your workplace with your teams, staff and bosses.
1. Say what you mean, and do what you say.
2. Be truthful to others and yourself, even if it means a disadvantage to you.
3. When in doubt, clarify.
4. Be there for your people, be willing to give first before receiving.
5. Trust is mutual
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