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    Trust in the Workplace, How Important is It?

    created by KerryWayne 160 days 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    Category: World

    Trust in the Workplace, How Important is It?

    Good afternoon, CNet!

    Trust is of great importance to me. I think you have to have a certain level of trust with those you work closely with. Sometimes I find it difficult to trust people especially if I have seen them do some shady things. Some people don't think trust in the workplace is important and you will often find there are people that only care about covering themselves. I find it hard to work with those individuals beyond a superficial level.

    Do you think trust in the workplace is important? Does lack of trust change your ability to work with others?

    Have a great day!

    Re: Trust in the Workplace, How Important is It?

    I agree with you! Trusting the people you work with is definitely important, especially if there are group projects you have to do. How can you be certain that someone is going to do their part on time if you don't trust them? There needs to be a sense of respect and friendliness among coworkers for a company to function at its best. If no one trusts each other, then that's an atmosphere of animosity, and with that comes less happy, angrier coworkers, and decreased productivity.

    Re: Trust in the Workplace, How Important is It?

    Hey Kerry!

    I believe that trust in the work place is vital! I have worked with some companies where the managers would talk about their direct reports behind their back and it brought the team to a very negative place. Not only did it bring moral down but people's work started to decline. Trust, open communication and respect need to be established and maintained. Even if there is dislike between two people, things need to be professional. I really dont get how grown people can be so catty. It frustrates me to no end!

    Thanks for the forum
    E

    Re: Trust in the Workplace, How Important is It?

    Hi Kerry,

    I truly believe that honestly and trust in the workplace is a necessity in order to have a functional, and pleasant environment to work in. If you have bosses that are doing shady things, or have coworkers that you just can't trust because they do things behind people's backs, it can honestly make you really worried about working. How do you know that if you leave your wallet on your desk for 2 minutes, you'll come back and nobody will have touched it? I've definitely had some shady coworkers and bosses in the past, and it has made working with those companies miserable.

    Have a great day!

    Re: Trust in the Workplace, How Important is It?

    Hey KerryWayne,

    Im a nurse and in my field its imperative to have trust in your coworkers. If I didn't have trust in them, I would be unable to handle the workload as I have, as sometimes, my job involves life and death.

    I need to have trust that if I need back up that my coworkers are right there, working along side me for a common goal. In my career I have found there are some untrustworthy nurses that do not do what they documented they do or have proved to not stand up to their word. Those types of nurses are hard to work with, but I do need to thank them because of them I have found the nurse I do not want to be and taught me what not to be.

    Hope all is well. Thanks for a thought provoking post.

    Always,
    Marie

    Re: Trust in the Workplace, How Important is It?

    I believe that trust is very important in the workplace, and in some cases, essential. I have worked in several positions which require a great deal of confidentiality and passing on information only on a need-to-know basis. This is especially important when you are dealing with issues regarding HIPAA and FERPA. Untrustworthiness can sometimes have more serious consequences than a bad atmosphere or decreased productivity, as unfortunate as those things are.

    However, just in general, yes, definitely, in order to create a good working environment and to promote good professional and ethical standards, communication and trust are extremely important. Thanks for reading!

    Have a great day!