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The virtuous circle of trust building interactions

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The Virtuous Circle of Trust-Building INTERACTIONS BETWEEN SUBORDINATES AND MANAGERS ESTABLISH THE DYNAMICS OF TRUST WITHIN AN ORGANIZATION. FIGURE 1 1 2 4 DEMONSTRATES BEHAVIOR THAT GENERATES TRUST IN THE SUBORDINATE + + + + Managerial Behaviors Taking the initiative Helping colleagues Going beyond the call of duty Staying loyal to the company SUBORDINATE COLLEAGUES COMPANY + + + + Subordinate Behaviors 3 DEMONSTRATES ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR SUBORDINATE and dodge the issues, employees are more likely to act alone, with or without their boss’s prior knowledge or consent. Or they’ll simply seek employment where they can get a fair hearing and a straight answer. 4. ABILITY TO SHARE AND DELEGATE . Sharing work with subordinates and delegating to them also inspires trust. A French manager put it suc- cinctly: “The more the leader trusts team mem- bers, the more that person will share important matters with them.” While doing so undoubt- edly “increases the leader’s vulnerability,” as one German interviewee acknowledged, it ul- timately makes the members of the organiza- tion feel they are an important part of the team, which translates into greater motivation and personal dedication and involvement by all. 5. CONCERN FOR SUBORDINATES . Managers who dem- onstrate genuine interest in their subordinates and concern for how they fi t into the team are much more likely to win their trust. To this end, IESE insight 23 ISSUE 3 FOURTH QUARTER 2009 This document is authorized for use only by bo pang ([email protected]). Copying or posting is an infringement of copyright. Please contact [email protected] or 800-988-0886 for additional copies.
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empathy is one of the skills that most helps managers generate trust. Unless subordinates are treated as human beings, not just as instru- ments for achieving some management-deter- mined end, chances are they will not fl ourish. 6. LOYALTY . Lastly, in order for the trust built through all these previous points to be main- tained over a long period of time, managers must show loyalty to their subordinates. Thus, they will stand beside their subordinates, defending them if their work is ever called into question by an outside party, and supporting them if it turns out they have made some mistake. If these six types of behavior are practiced with subordinates, trust can start to be built, and they will tend to reciprocate with equally positive conduct. This leads to the second as- Pablo Cardona, is a profes- sor and department head of Managing People in Organiza- tions at IESE. Holder of a Ph.D. from the University of Califor- nia, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MBA from IESE, he com- bines research, training and coaching on matters related to leadership, talent develop- ment and intercultural issues.
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