The Importance Of Trust In The Workplace

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Trust In the Workplace
Trust—why is it so important? Have you ever heard the saying “without trust, there’s nothing”? Trust is what builds the foundation for friendships and relationships in our everyday lives to be successful, healthy and happy. These relationships happen at school, parties, family gatherings, etc. and it is important to be able to trust anywhere you go.
One of the most crucial, important places to be able to trust is in the workplace. Trust plays into many internal and external situations in the workplace such as when working with teams, doing purchase order requests, individual ethical behaviour, commitment, and simple morals of each individual.
For example, think about this…. Joe is a Chartered Accountant and is one of
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The affects would involve physical, mental and emotional illnesses.
How does mistrust affect people?
Mistrust in the workplace can cause several effects on the human body physically, emotionally and mentally.
Emotionally/mentally:
Mistrust causes mostly emotional and mental illness. If you can’t trust in someone, how can you expect to depend, rely, and ask for relevant and honest information from them? Once trust is broken, it is very hard to gain it back. Distrust happens in stages: Doubt, Suspicion, Anxiety, Fear and Self-protection.

Doubt- Slight uncertainty, or the feeling something doesn’t feel right. We all have a “gut feeling”-- whether we perceive or are intuitive-- we have it. This can arise from past trust issues, past situations, bad reputation, or just a “bad feeling.” During this stage, you are feeling like you’re waiting for them to prove your feeling of doubt.

Suspicion- Belief without the proof. Pattern in behavior that suggests lack of trust. This feeling is much like the feeling of doubt, but is more concrete. This is the feeling where you are suspicious and do not trust their integrity, actions, nor behavior (without

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