Posted January 3, 2022 by Mark Perna
Episode Title: Bridging the Trust Gap in 2022
It’s a new year—and a great time to assess the level of trust within your organization. Let’s talk about it, coming up next on The Perna Syndicate.
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You’re now in The Perna Syndicate—hello and Happy New Year! I’m your host Mark Perna, and I want to welcome you to a whole new year of insights and strategies to make a bigger difference in your sphere of influence.
We’re going to dive right in with something sorely lacking in the workplace today, and that’s trust. There’s a huge trust gap right now between companies and the people they employ. In fact, some experts like Dr. Toby Travis believe that broken trust is at the root of the record talent shortage our country is dealing with.
Many people are hesitant to reenter the workforce because they don’t trust the company to look out for them. They’re afraid that understaffing will create conditions where they’re constantly overworked. They don’t believe that the employer will value them over the customer, and they’re tired of being thrown under that bus.
Trust is foundational to any meaningful relationship, and this is also true in the workplace. When the pandemic first started, I wrote an opinion piece at Forbes about why trust is the secret ingredient that makes remote work, work. Teams that aren’t together physically can’t collaborate well without a basic level of trust.
2022 is here and in many ways, it can be a fresh start. If trust within your organization has suffered recently, let’s get real about it. Bridging the trust gap will take time, but it’s essential in order to attract, engage, and retain talented employees and move forward productively.
Thanks for starting your year with The Perna Syndicate! We’ll see you back here tomorrow for more on trust and how to become an authentically trusted leader in 2022. Until then, take care!