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 is the founder and owner of Kind Dining®, which she began in 2006. She’s traveled across the country and Canada working with and training senior living communities that want to create an exceptional dining experience for their residents and staff. In addition, she certifies select professionals in her Kind Dining® philosophy and provides tools, now in an eLearning format, that make learning stick and help people put insights into action. As a result of her work, clients often share their staff has a new sense of purpose, get along better and keep their focus and energy on what matters most. In fact, she wrote a book, Hospitality for Boomers on how to attract residents and keep good team members. In her free time, she enjoys walking Oregon trails and cheering on her favorite soccer teams, the Portland Thorns and Timbers.

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