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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.

124 Stories
238 Hacks
22 Barriers

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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 I have had much success helping managers who need to get their teams to accept a new change.  It doesn't just happen.
Story by Terry D. Everson on January 6, 2011
By reconsidering the idea of a 'job creation program', individuals in a low income public housing area were able to take on the level of responsibility they were comfortable with, learn new skills and
Story by Martin Butcher on October 28, 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
We are living in a changing environment that demands that organisations develop their people to be innovative and flexible to succeed.
Hack by Daniel Henderson on September 26, 2011
Much has been written about organizational trouble shooting, fishbone analysis, force field analysis and so on.
Story by Cheenu Srinivasan on July 30, 2010
I am Finance and Administration Manager, but My Country Director over rides my duties and even to make things worst, she comes to my office to do her work while am there.
Barrier by James Odongo on May 27, 2011
We need to develop a personal stake in our world.
Story by Jennifer Conrad on May 11, 2012
Set clear objectives to foster trust and sense of ownership therefore incentivizing managers to act as business owners, hence maximizing value creation
Hack by Albert Canela on December 9, 2010
Unleash Capability:- increase trust, reduce fear. A pithy statement firmly based on research and peer reviewed literature.
Hack by Richard Meikle on May 23, 2011
A framework is needed to make an effective community in an organization,  a framework which engages the whole organization as a community without ranks and allows a free f
Hack by virender vyas on March 21, 2011

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