The Power of Trust

In working with organizations of all sizes, missions and cultures, we often discover an opportunity to build trust. SEED may be invited to design an evaluation plan, create a new data base, or lead a strategic planning process. Any number of technical fixes may be presented as the need. However, when we really listen to what’s “in the room,” the crux of the issue is a lack of mutual trust. So we like to start there. As Jeffrey Pfeffer has said: “It is almost impossible to implement high performance work practices in the absence of mutual trust and respect.” Just what is trust and how can we develop it? Trust is an emotion. Trust is an opinion. Trust is a skill. All true, and here's the


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