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Increase trust, reduce fear

“The most critical challenge for any organization is to enlarge the circle of trust.”

Command-and-control systems reflect a deep mistrust of employees’ commitment and competence. They also tend to overemphasize sanctions as a way of forcing compliance. That’s why so many organizations are filled with anxious employees who are hesitant to take the initiative or trust their own judgment. Organizational adaptability, innovation, and employee engagement can only thrive in a high-trust, low-fear culture. In such an environment, information is widely shared, contentious opinions are freely expressed, and risk taking is encouraged. Fear paralyzes, mistrust demoralizes—they must be wrung out of our management systems.

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Increase trust, reduce fear

“The most critical challenge for any organization is to enlarge the circle of trust.”

Command-and-control systems reflect a deep mistrust of employees’ commitment and competence. They also tend to overemphasize sanctions as a way of forcing compliance. That’s why so many organizations are filled with anxious employees who are hesitant to take the initiative or trust their own judgment. Organizational adaptability, innovation, and employee engagement can only thrive in a high-trust, low-fear culture. In such an environment, information is widely shared, contentious opinions are freely expressed, and risk taking is encouraged. Fear paralyzes, mistrust demoralizes—they must be wrung out of our management systems.

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Groupthink is a known evil according to the majority of leadership and decision making literature. Deadlock equally establishes itself as a block for productivity and innovation.
Hack by Gareth Jones on March 20, 2011
Using traditional HR practices to achieve outstanding business success is like using gasoline to fight a fire.
Hack by Kim Bechtel on August 31, 2011
In the past 10+ years I have not met a single organisation that does not work with external 3rd parties in some form e.g. cloud service, channel distribution, product dev, legal etc.
Hack by Ian Stobie on April 30, 2012
In today’s organizations there is not only a gap in leadership but a seemingly high level of denial.
Hack by Marla Hetzel on July 14, 2013
As part of our efficiency series, ieaccounts will like to introduce our paperless accounting initiative. Companies and sole trader’s biggest nightmare every year is usually the year end.
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on September 11, 2015
A bottom-up approach in which the employees in each department "draft" their Manager and Supervisors, given certain limitations. The draft occurs every six months, fostering renewa
Hack by Justin Astrin on December 13, 2010
Management concepts, style and notion of role and perceived duty has a lot to answer for when it comes to creating fear and culture of mistrust in organisation.
Hack by Nanai Muaau on May 17, 2011
(Lifted from WIKI)  The hero's journey, is a basic pattern that is found in narratives from around the world.
Hack by christopher yates on June 6, 2012

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