The Importance Of Trust In Management

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One of the biggest issues I have seen in my personal life as well as my working career is the ability to totally trust people. The definition that we looked at in class defines trust as the willingness to be vulnerable to an authority based on positive expectations about the authority’s actions and intentions. A great deal of my distrust at work stems from the total lack of communication within our group. My colleagues and I have conferred on many occasions that management continually withholds information instead of being totally transparent with proposed changes that affect the future career development of team members who are currently not at a managerial level. Another phenomenon that I have noticed within the upper management of …show more content…
One of the features that I remember being associated with the T person was in the fact that they would tend to spend little time developing personal relationships in the organization while letting task completion rule their personal interactions in the workplace. After taking this class, however, it now appears to me that developing personal relationships with work colleagues is an essential skill to master, which will pave the way to becoming an effective manager. This will in turn create genuine trust within the group and empowerment, which can lead help foster creativity within the …show more content…
Right now, I have a nice office and desk area that is one of the few spaces that sits in front of a window. I am not looking forward to giving this space up, my daily routine and my personal space. When I think of this proposed office change, it reminds me of Who Moved my Cheese. As we discussed in the class, there are multiple stages of change acceptance and they consist of denial, anger, depression/bargaining and acceptance. I believe that I am still in the anger phase right now but my plan to minimize the transition it to first come to grips with the reality of the imminent situation. I am also going to take specific notes on what some of the things that are actually making me fear this move, so I can see them on paper. I will describe each fear in detail and develop a backup plan on how to deal with this situation if it ever presents itself. I have also had discussions with my manager about the impending transition, so that she has an idea of how I am feeling before the change occurs. Another part that will help in the transition will be helping with office clean-outs that we will be scheduling soon. These may consist of coming in on weekends and having sort of an office clean-out party with my other colleagues to generate a cohesive network in which we all can express our reservations about the transition.

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