What a great post. I agree with your basis tenent that TRUST is the key
ingredient and that without it things detoriate
As an optimist I will continue to strive for Trust based organisations.
And I recognise that this is
- easily damaged even if you achieve it in the first place
- may be more difficult in larger organisations
- is highly dependent on the behaviours of senior managers
I believe that there is a general trend towards giving people greater
responsibility i.e. Trust and it is patchy, damaged when something goes
I know managers who care as much as I do about this topic, I know some who
enact it. Others who want it and fail to realise how much they prevent it
(often through a failure to notice the impact of their behaviour when
there is no bad intent), others who expect it and are disappointed when
they get insufficient response.
I believe that we have to continue to aim for trust based organisations.
THey will/do generate more effective performance .
I look forward to following this thread.
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