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58 Percent of People Trust Strangers More Than Their Own Boss

Would you trust a stranger more than your own boss?

It is safe to say that in today’s world, trust is a rare privilege to have. There are trust issues between children and parents, between friends, between lovers, and apparently between bosses and their employees.

But first of all, let’s make it clear what does trusting someone even mean.

Trust is an umbrella term for three other terms:

  • honesty
  • reliability
  • competence

When you trust someone, that means that you believe that they are honest about what they say and about their intentions. Furthermore, that means you can rely on them. When they say that they will do something, you know that is, in fact, going to happen. And third, you believe that they are competent to fulfill whatever they’re supposed to. When all of that comes together, you can say that you trust someone.

Does lack of trust come as a surprise?

Well, yes and no. In a corporate world where the money is the most important metric, it is not that surprising that bosses don’t instill much trust in their employees. It doesn’t even have to be about the ‘money-chasing game’. It can be hard for a superior to find the right balance between being professional and forming a trusting relationship between them and their employees.

Sometimes, the biggest problem is the wrong attitude. Some bosses don’t think it’s their job to worry about how their employees feel about them. However, that a big issue. If your employees trust you as a leader, they will work harder on the tasks you give them. They will take more interest in making the company successful altogether because they will be intrinsically motivated.

79 percent of people quit their jobs because they don’t feel appreciated enough

Although managers would like to think that money is the main reason for their employees quitting their jobs, it seems that this is not the case. If lack of money was a problem, it would mean that they are not responsible for the situation. Regardless of popular belief, it seems like the main reason is the fact that the employees don’t feel appreciated enough.

So how to fix this problem?

Communication is often the key to success. The majority of workplace conflicts and discontent come from misunderstandings and poor communication. Having an open conversation between employees and their superiors is a great way to keep them happy. If there is a problem, it should be openly discussed. That way, they will feel appreciated because they will know their opinion matters, and their employer cares about them.