Trust & Openness in Organizations LO22064

Eugene Taurman (
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 10:11:54 -0500

Replying to LO22029 --

At 08:45 AM 6/28/99 -0400, you wrote:

>Jason wrote, 'I wonder if management is projecting its own lack of
>integrity onto its employees?'
>Absolutely right Jason. It is an exteremly low trust culture. Some
>management cannot move beyond their need to command and control. The
>question becomes how to secure management 'buy-in' to move forward whilst
>not alientating the staff you want to participate?

Not only is it happening it is unavoidable. Most people will simply
believe the behavior they see is best or at least good for the
organization and adopt the observed behaviors that best help meet their
own needs.

The questions management asks are reflections of their priorities. These
priorities are passed on in the questions. Energy and time is expended to
answer them. This in turn causes culture.

Eugene Taurman
interLinx Consulting
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fax 781-459-825

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but, given the information one cannot avoid responsibility."

Smitty The Janitor


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