Speed happens when people at work truly trust each other.
–Edward M. Marshall in Building Trust at the Speed of Change
The workplace in the 21st Century is in transformation. The fear that many feel is due to a lack of understanding as to why the workplace is in upheaval. While there are many varying factors, we are failing to recognize our part.
You and I have caused this transformation. If you are a boomer, you have wanted change for years. If you are in an in-between generation, you may like some of the things you see developing, but you feel squeezed. And if you are one of the young generations, you are influencing the rest of us with the freedom you’ve been taught.
Basically, we all want the same thing; to do meaningful work in our own authentic manner while making a difference. Dan Pink, in his book Drive, calls this Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose. As he says, this is the surprising truth about motivation. This is the formula for confidence.
Recently, I began work on a new project with a long-time client. They are aiming to rebuild and maintain trust in these challenging times. We are taking a revolutionary approach as we focus on each individual in this large organization. We aim to build the confidence of each individual in their own authentic self. The reasoning is simple; my external success begins with my internal success. How I build trust in my world begins with trusting.
This is the first in a series of posts on Trust. I will keep writing to you as the project unfolds.