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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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238 Hacks
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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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Work toward a team of employees who develop their own goals and objectives that are in-line with corporate goals and based on their passions, likes, interests and job.
Hack by Robin Deacle on April 24, 2012
Authority in most group scenarios is taken, not necessarily granted, so I decided to change up the rules a bit. And I mean rules in the literal sense.
Hack by Rod Johnson on May 26, 2013
Pain points can abound in the workplace, with people either contributing to or helping relieve them. Perceived pain (vs.
Hack by George Kobak on May 6, 2015
When was the last time you looked at a Dilbert cartoon and a big smile appeared on your face?
Hack by Olivier Lavergne on December 1, 2010
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Hack by Abhijeet Sharma on October 14, 2011
Group flow is a peak experience, a group performing at its top level of ability. In a study of over 300 professionals three companies — a strategy consulting firm, a government agen
Hack by Mike Parker on March 14, 2017
The organisational utopia consisting of an entirely inspired workforce completely engaged with management, their colleagues, their roles and their organisation and employees empowered to utilise their
Hack by Patrick Maher on December 14, 2011
Large global corporations with enormous wealth, power and resources have the ability to positively (or negatively) impact global change and increasingly they are doing so in the area of disaster relie
Hack by Melanie Mark-Shadbolt on October 3, 2012
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Hack by Omar Wani on July 30, 2010

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