When you start trusting you are basically exposing yourself to vulnerability of betrayal with expectations of not being betrayed. If you once asked yourself why do you have to sustain trust its primarily because takes huge amount of courage to trust and which you give up control to what is valuable to you be it your heart, sharing your secrets or sharing your work. You can sustain trust through honesty by giving constructive feedback and criticism when your co-worker asked for your perspective on certain issue or an idea. This will help you to have openness to one’s view. Share your competency with team members and employees especially in topics that your have adequate knowledge also combined to your abilities which this promotes productivity, collaboration, and creativity.
Benefits of Trust
The benefits of having culture of trust in the workplace is that first off it increases productivity of the organisation and this helps the organization in meeting the deadlines on time or earlier. First, if the employees trust the people they work for and with, they feel comfortable and which they produce loyalty response comb9ined with organizational commitment. The morale and integrity increase amongst the staff members. The company can be able to weather storms thrown up by external threat (Reina, et al., 2017). Trust allows team members to connect deeper on human level and having relations that produce growth, self-development which both parties benefit. The ability to work effectively as team other than individuals that also brings creativity. Creativity gives the organization a competitive advantage as it will bring uniqueness to their product/ service. Again, as stated before, the behaviour and attitude of employees portrayed rubbers off to the external stakeholders, so when there is trust, pride, and engagement, automatically external stakeholders (customers and potential investors) will have loyalty to the organization.
Culture of Trust
It is universally known that trust is core of all relations and it is vital for the success of the relation. If your long-term goal is to see your organization progressing, then you must consider building the culture of trust. Higher level of trust to be in the organization require consistency and few of these strategies, you can be able to achieve it. Respect every employee and employer irrespective their race or skin colour but as humans and your respect for them must no be based their opinions or cultural beliefs even political views. The treatment you dish out must not be based on the status of wealth or the position they hold in the organization and even with personal, treat everyone fairly to avoid animosity and pretence. Effective communication between the management and employees can benefit both parties as that does help with self-development. Give credit where its due like feedback must be constructive and with your critics. Transparency and credit also form part of the mix.