Awareness of Trust
Seems like trust always stays in our awareness in some form. From trust with the media and politicians to trusting with friends and family, it’s something we don’t give a lot of thought to until it’s damaged in some way.
Paul J. Zak in The Neuroscience of Trust, says this regarding trust in the workplace:
“In my research I’ve found that building a culture of trust is what makes a meaningful difference. Employees in high-trust organizations are more productive, have more energy at work, collaborate better with their colleagues, and stay with their employers longer than people working at low-trust companies. They also suffer less chronic stress and are happier with their lives, and these factors fuel stronger performance.”
Zak’s assessment of trust in the workplace seems to fit well with trust everywhere else, too. Trust increases the good in our lives, especially with regard to our relationships.
Over the years, I’ve given a good deal of attention to the topic of trust.
- How to Build Trust
- Building and Establishing Trust
- How Do We Live Out Trust?
- Where Should You Place Your Trust?
- Confidence and Trust in Relationships
- How to Earn Trust
- Responsibility and Trust
Trust increases happiness and decreases stress. It requires work, though, but it’s totally worth the effort.