Get the latest workplace culture insights   Sign up

High-Trust Matters

 

Blog - Anil Saxena - April 5, 2016

High-Trust Matters

6224

Views

Join us in the High-Trust track of the 2016 Great Place to Work® Conference to explore the power of trust and deepen it for your organization.

Global employee engagement has been at all-time lows over the past few years. Many have speculated as to why this has occurred. But for those of us at Great Place to Work®, there is no mystery. Low engagement is due to lack of trust.

Why trust matters

Trust is not about making people feel good or being on a moral high ground. It is a fundamental aspect of what enables employees to innovate, consumers to advocate and companies to flourish in spite of a tumultuous economy.

Woven throughout the companies that make up the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list is a foundation of trust that permeates everything those companies do. In a High-Trust culture, employees don't have to focus their time on trying to decipher corporate speak or worry about if their jobs are secure. Instead, they can spend their time creating exceptional products, powerful customer experiences and lasting relationships at work.

High-Trust cultures don't have secret perks, technology from the future, or magic wands to unlock that sense of passion and dedication. They have figured out it's not about what they do, it's about how they do it. Every action they take stems from their deep values and is communicated with compassion, humility and humanity.

So how can we enable that in every organization.... the High-Trust track at the 2016 Great Place to Work® Conference is a great first step to uncovering that.

How you can uncover the source of trust

In each of the sessions in the High-Trust track, the Presenters or Panel will focus on the path to measuring and increasing the level of trust in your organization. The sessions in the High-Trust track will showcase that trust is not elusive or mysterious. Instead, it is highly attainable.

By attending the High-Trust track you will learn

  • How to determine if your organization is a High-Trust culture.
  • How to leverage HR to drive business results and enable High Trust.
  • How to develop this kind of culture in any size organization.
  • The major trends affecting the future of work, their impact and how they relate to trust in organizations.
  • Best practices for creating a High-Trust culture

During one of the sessions in this track, HR Driving Business Results, you will uncover how to make a direct link between the work that is done in HR to driving business results. By leveraging case studies and extensive business leader interviews, this session will give insight into the key skills that business leaders are looking for in HR professionals. It will highlight a revolutionary way to connect each and every employee to how their role impacts gaining and retaining customers, no matter their level or role in the organization. You'll walk out with specific steps on how to put this learning into action.

High Trust is the key to being exceptional

High-Trust organizations show a high capacity for resilience and generally have superior results regardless of the broader economy. At these companies, employees trust their leaders. For example, at the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work for in America:

  • 82% of employees believe management delivers on its promises, and its actions match its words;
  • 82% of employees believe management keeps them informed of important issues and changes;
  • 91% of employees believe management is honest and ethical in their business practices.

High levels of trust across the company not only enable leaders to take the actions needed to navigate the ever changing business world, but ensure that employees can continue being productive and positive regardless of what is happening in the world around them.

Join us in the sessions of the High-Trust track to explore the power of trust and deepen it for your organization.

Anil Saxena