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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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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
In past, valid knowledge equaled the sum of what people viewed, discovered, or learned.
Hack by Ellen Weber on October 18, 2010
Bring at work your best values that characterize your relations with your children, your parents or with your best friends to build an open and creative climate, make your customers happy and create a
Hack by Luca Vignali on March 20, 2012
Remove the secrecy, fear, and mistrust that too frequently accompany organizational change. Use change to build morale rather than weaken it.
Hack by Leslie-Ann Bergstrom on September 20, 2010
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
It’s basically a Geosocial network with a crowdfunding platform which leverages the circular economy, the Sharing Economy, Tokenization of waste using Blockchain and the Support Economy (book by
Hack by patrick chanda on February 20, 2014
It is conversations that shape our experiences. Creativity and the potential for change within organisations lie with 'shadow conversations' and their tension with the legitimate.
Hack by Mireille Jansma on June 19, 2010
Reaching right levels of the organisation can be a difficult task even for the employees.
Hack by Aleksandar Zivaljevic on February 27, 2011
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

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