It’s unfortunate if employees don’t
trust the people in the management team. The success of every organization
depends on the level of trust people have with one another. If some employees
feel like they couldn’t trust the people on top, it might affect their
performance. These are some reasons for the management team failing to earn the
trust of the people they work with.
Lack of engagement and
As the saying goes, “don’t trust
a stranger”. It’s the same with any business. You can’t trust someone you don’t
see. When people running the company aren’t visible, it’s difficult for them to
obtain the trust of those who are in their team. They will feel like the bosses
don’t care enough about them, or their tasks, for them to even show up.
Engagement also means
transparency. Policy decisions
affecting employees should be made public. Employees also need to have a
say in regards to these policies. When the management team meets in secret and
failed to consult anyone, it sends a message that they have something to hide.
Focus on image
Employees respect bosses who care
about the company and its values. They don’t respect those who only care about
profits and quarterly numbers. When talking to your employees, it’s important
for you to show that you care about the company and how it provides services to
a lot of people. In decision-making, it’s always about what you can do for
others and not what people will do to keep the business successful.
Issues of corruption
When people on top are receiving
way more than those who are actually working hard on the ground, some employees
already find it hard to accept. However, they have no choice because most companies
are run that way. The problem gets worse when there are issues of corruption on
top. When the people running the business are more focused on how to enrich
themselves rather than the overall success of the company, it could
erode the trust of every employee.
Poor product quality
The first group of people you
need to impress with what you’re selling are your employees. If you can’t even
win their hearts, you can’t expect to win the hearts of your target audiences. Worse,
some of your employees might resign because they don’t take pride in the brand.
When people ask them about these products, they feel embarrassed. It also has something
to do with the lack of priority on product quality. If you want your employees
to trust your brand, you need to show to them that you have products they can
be proud of.
You can’t allow your employees to
lack trust in your and the entire
management team. You want them to feel that they can trust you so they
remain passionate about their work.
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