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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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Improving how people work in today’s organizations by abstracting collaboration practices and embedding them in email.
Hack by Ritu Raj on June 22, 2011
CoP's are "a group of people organized for a specific purpose around a shared set of values; who collectively care deeply about the purpose, adhere to the shared values and are selfless in their pursu
Co-Authored By Alex Perwich
What if you could have strong ties of trust within your organization?  What if you didn’t miss opportunities to add value because you are always in the know?   Let’s put down our copies
Hack by Karl Kammerer on June 7, 2011
Effective communication is essential for all organisations as it provides a framework for information flow internally as well as externally and minimises silos effect.
Hack by Prakash Sharma on May 27, 2011
The World may well be on a trajectory which alters it's environment such that it is prematurely unsustainable for human-kind to exist.
Hack by Greg Stevenson on May 26, 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
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
To create sustainable business benefits, the nature of business relationships needs to change.
Hack by James Stuart on April 22, 2011
Dear anti-bureaucrats.I've come across a human tech, so to speak, that is straight forward and may enable you to obtain a turbo boost on your skills.
Hack by Michael Scheelhardt on April 16, 2011
Create a regularly scheduled Q and A session where the CEO and his or her peers are compelled to take questions from the broader organization, in the style of the British Prime Minister’s address to P
Hack by Gary Hamel on April 6, 2011

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