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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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As management have remained unchanging for the last 60 years, companies continue struggling to fully “use” the best capabilities –and intentions - of their employees by eternally trusting in an organi
Hack by Cesar Malacon on October 21, 2011
Analogous to what augmented reality is to reality, the augmented leader will soon be with us. It is not a super human hero with chips installed in his brain.
Hack by dominique Turcq on June 30, 2011
Outside the world of academics popular culture splendidly captured the corporate imperative with the clarion call of “Show me the money!”   That demand is more incessant today with an ever i
Hack by János Pál NÉMETH on December 15, 2011
 Its a well know fact thaty positivity and negativity are powerful feedback processes in human behavior.
Hack by Stephen Remedios on July 17, 2013
Organisational health is the effectiveness of an organisation in various environments and how the organisation responds to “changes in circumstances” by mobilizing its human as well as organisational
In most transformations, changing the transparency of financial data including salaries is like losing the last five pounds.
Hack by Susan Resnick West on July 1, 2011
A  common sense response to making the working environment fit for humans.
Hack by Jeannette Chapman on December 15, 2011

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