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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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Innovation is more than a singular event that happens and then <POOF!> the organization has magically transformed.
Hack by Brett Belock on July 19, 2017
My Sales and Marketing journey began in a great country called Sultanate of Oman.  It was a role model sales team in the Middle East back in 1997 selling Automobile and industrial lubricants.&nbs
Story by Sridharan on October 4, 2011
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
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
Instead of managers occupying a level above front-line workers, why not have them work under and for them? 
Hack by Josh Harrington on September 19, 2010
Video production companies are often thought of in the context of managing costly and enormous advertisement campaigns for massive brands.
Story by Ian Lewis on April 10, 2020
More for less is required from our Public Services. High priced CBD rents, expensive city centre living, long distance commutes. Staff are our great asset. Staff want a better work life balance.
Hack by Yorkie Owl on September 24, 2012
Rand, 1967’s as quoted in Locke p.19 defines capitalism as” a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.” This de
Hack by Moses Mashingaidze on May 8, 2012
The capitalist drive to create new technology, design new products and pursue new opportunities has had some very positive results for society.
Hack by Shaun Neeley on October 3, 2012

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