When people are in high-trust workplace cultures — they report less stress and burnout, as well as higher levels of energy, engagement, and productivity (Source: Inc.). 83% of employees say they have experienced more positive work environments when they felt there was trust in their organization (Source: SHRM) — because when people trust their leaders and leaders demonstrate that they trust their people, it wires employees to perform better and learn more effectively. Leaders who hold both deep trust and high expectations for their employees cultivate the conditions for people to do their best work and thrive.
So, how can you — whether you’re an employee or a leader — demonstrate both the trust you have in others and your ability to be trustworthy? Here are some best practices to consider to create a high-performing, deep-trust workplace culture: