Trust between individuals is bilateral. At any point in time, we have a balance of trust with every person whom we know.
Since supervisors have numerous relationships with different people who have different needs, maintaining high trust with everyone can get very complicated.
Trust is also directional; you will trust a worker at some level and the worker will trust you as well, but not always at the same level. In all your daily transactions with others, the trust fluctuates based on what happens, what is said, body language, texts, and even what other people are saying. It is a very complex and dynamic system.
I believe that if the trust in one direction is very different from the reciprocal trust for a long period of time, that relationship will be problematical.
Picture the situation between a supervisor and a worker who has a habit of lying to keep out…
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