By Jay Desko, Ph.D.
In today’s organizations, a variety of buzz words and themes are circulating such as: team work, vision casting, mentoring, change management, and empowerment. Each of these roles and related tasks are dependent upon trust. With a low trust culture, it will be difficult or impossible to successfully accomplish any one of these since each is heavily dependent upon trust and trustworthiness. A trust-friendly culture will make the work environment more healthy and effective for everyone involved.