Do the People You Work with Trust You?

One of the core elements of a toxic workplace is lack of trust between co-workers and supervisors across the organization.”

–Paul White, Ph.D, Psychologist, Author

Picture of co-workers with their arms around each others' shouldersAre you trusted at your job? Do people believe they can rely on your integrity, strength, and ability? If not, your working relationships are likely suffering, and so are you.
Improve your work life by demonstrating:

  • Competence: Hone your skills until you are an expert at your job and do the best quality work you can.
  • Character: Tell the truth, don’t gossip or backbite, and do what you say you are going to do.
  • Consistency: Handle your areas of responsibility completely, on time, every day.

As you become known for these characteristics, people will trust you more, treat you better, and may even be inspired by the example you set.

Have you had a moment on your job when you felt proud to be trusted? Share it with us in the comments, as always, remembering to protect the confidentiality of residents and your community. Thanks!

About Cindy Heilman

Cindy Heilman MS, DTR: Cindy Heilman has over 25 years of experience in enhancing hospitality, and food service standards. She is the CEO of her own company, Higher Standards LLC, and creator of Kind Dining® Training. Her unique background in restaurant ownership, in hospitality and healthcare food service, in working as a Dietetic Technician Registered and Healthcare Specialist at SYSCO Foodservices, led her to the development of her exclusive program that improves relationships and lives of aging residents through the dining experience.

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