Why Organizations Lose Their Best Talent: A Comprehensive Approach to Retaining Executives & Key Contributors
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By: Charlie Martin, Founder, engagementtoolbox.com
Trust is one of the many things that is critical to creating an engaged workforce.
The following list identifies a few things that must be present in the work place to support an environment of trust:
- Information will be shared freely.
- Information will not be used as power and withheld; it will be shared for mutual gain.
- Diversity and difference of opinions will be welcomed and encouraged.
- Healthy debate will be appreciated and used to get to the best answer.
- Everyone will be appreciated for her or his contribution.
- Expectations will be crisp and clear. There will be no ambiguity about what is expected and disagreements can be discussed and resolved.
- Commitments made will be commitments kept.
- Ownership of issues will be the norm.
- The messenger will not be shot; bad news will be dealt with in a positive way.
- Management’s words will be believable.
- Communication will be open and go in both directions easily.
- The environment will be predictable.
Without trust you cannot achieve sustained excellence. Without trust there will be no risk taking and everybody will be covering his or her backside.
It is impossible to reach out and grab the future when your hands are covering your butt.
Wondering what impact stress has on your employees? It should come as no big surprise the less an employee is stressed, the greater the chances are that they will be more productive while at work.