Why Trust Between Leaders and Employees is Crucial for Innovation and Growth
Trust is essential to any relationship. It’s also critical to employee engagement and productivity. In fact, research shows that companies with high levels of trust among their leaders and employees outperform their peers by 20%.
But how do you build trust within your organization? And how does trust impact innovation and growth?
If you can’t trust your worker to do the work, you’ve hired the wrong person.
Trust is one of those things we don’t think about much, but it’s actually really important. In fact, research suggests that trust leads to better communication, collaboration, and innovation. And when employees trust each other, their work becomes more effective and efficient.
When leaders and their teams work together to build trust, they increase innovation and growth. Trust is built through open communication, honesty, transparency, and mutual respect. When leaders show their team members that they value their opinions and ideas, they encourage their team members to share theirs. This leads to better decision-making and increased productivity. And when leaders demonstrate that they care about their team members’ well-being, they create a culture where everyone feels valued and appreciated. Leaders who build trust among themselves and with their team members will reap the rewards of higher levels of innovation and growth.
Dr. Toby Travis
Dr. Toby Travis
Founder of TrustED® Executive Consultant with the Global School Consulting Group
Head of School for The Village Christian Academy.
Founder and developer of TrustED, a research and evidence-based framework for school improvement focused on developing trusted school leaders.
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