Trust is a challenge in today’s organizations. Even though trustworthiness is generally recognized as an important managerial attribute, the reality is that leaders are falling short in this area. According to Tolero Solutions, 45 percent of employees say lack of trust in leadership is the biggest issue impacting work performance.
Two new research reports just published by The Ken Blanchard Companies point to strategies that learning and development leaders can use to improve the level of trust in their organizations.
Drawing on an 1,800-person survey, the study looked at the connections between coaching and trust behaviors and employee intentions to:
- Remain with an organization;
- Apply discretionary effort;
- Be a good organizational citizen;
- Perform work at high levels; and
- Endorse the organization as a good place to work.
Results of the survey show that trust in one’s leader has a large degree of correlation to the five intentions as a distinct…
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