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  • Writer's pictureBarb Bickford

Let's talk about Trust

Updated: Jun 18, 2019

Specifically, let's talk about the early signs of mistrust that shimmer like an oil slick on water.

Recently I have had the dubious privilege of hearing about how a friend's place of employment had rapidly transitioned from a place of trust and respect to one of disrespect and even abuse. As a result, no one speaks up in staff meetings anymore, morale is at an all-time low, formal grievances about management are numerous and a large number of people are leaving this place of employment. I wondered if anyone noticed the cultural shift early on and didn't say anything.

Have you ever observed a rapid demise of a relatively respectful workplace culture? If so, what were the early signs of it? And what might a non-manager do about those early signs?

Oil shimmering on the surface of the sea
A little oil of mistrust can pollute the waters of a respectful workplace

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