Americans don't trust their bosses. Let’s put some statistics behind that statement.
In a recent poll: 1 in 4 workers said they have less faith in their manager than they did last year.
Another fact: Most workers believe their leaders are unethical and dishonest. Maybe that’s because 93 percent of those surveyed said that their managers said one thing - and did another.
On the flip side, only 1 in 10 workers believe their employer genuinely listens to and cares about them.
Organizational psychologist Bruce Katcher says that workplace distrust spreads like a virus - so it’s no surprise that the numbers paint such a bleak picture. But there are things you can do to make things better.
Remember: Positive actions are just as contagious as negative ones. So, all you have to do is hold yourself to a high standard. In fact, Katcher says the best way to start building trust where you work is to calmly discuss difficult issues face-to-face, share information, and always tell the truth.