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Are You Trustworthy?

Trust is a familiar concept and is often discussed as an essential component of effective working teams. 

We talk about “trusting environments” and “trust-building exercises.”  In fact, trust is present in almost everything we do in our jobs, from working collaboratively within teams to the relationships we have with our clients, vendors, and consultants.

We encourage you to think beyond the basic definition of trust and look closely at three distinct components that make you trustworthy.

Sincerity - A person has the capacity to be honest in their intention and communication. It also suggests that what someone says has validity or credibility that is backed by evidence or sound thinking. We can trust what they say.

Reliability – When someone is reliable, we can be confident that she will meet the commitments she made. She will keep her promises.  We can trust that she will do what she says she will do.

Competence – We assess that someone is competent when they have the ability to do what they say they can do.  We trust that he has the skill, knowledge, and resources to fulfill his commitment. 

We can help!
Managing trust in the workplace can be difficult and restoring trust even more so, but it is absolutely necessary if you are to thrive as an organization.  If you face distrust in your workplace or would like to learn more, connect with us at or 877-660-6400.

The Monday HR Minute, brought to you by Affinity HR Group, is designed to provide you with practical, applicable human resources and management advice and information. We believe that by dedicating just a few minutes a week to thinking about people management practices, business owners and managers can make enormous strides in improving workplace performance.
Affinity HR Group is a full service human resources consulting firm that specializes in advising small and medium-sized enterprises. Our services include recruiting and selection, HR policies and compliance, ad hoc HR support, compensation and performance management, and training and development. We are an endorsed HR partner of a number of leading national trade associations and offer free initial consultations and discounted services to their member companies.
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