Characteristics of Trust-Based Relationships at Work

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By:Beth Flynn, Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
  • "Individuals talk openly about their strengths and their weaknesses.
  • People offer both support and challenge in meetings, clarifying intention and asking questions without appearing judgmental.
  • People know more about each other than just their names.
  • There are references to people's lives outside the workplace (images, artwork, etc.).
  • People seem to assume positive intent with one another.
  • Competition is focused on winning in the market or against the competition rather than internally.
  • Team leaders and people managers walk the talk.
  • Talking to is balanced with listening to.
  • People admit mistakes and discuss learning (p. 172-173)."

What are some additional characteristics of trust-based relationships?


From:  Carrick, M. & Dunaway, C. (2017). Fit matters: how to love your job. Palmyra, VA: Maven House Press.


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Tags: leadership, trust, leaders
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 5:15am -- Beth Flynn

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