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Think you’re trustworthy? Here are the top signs you are

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The signs you are trustworthy have been revealed – and include never being late, not cancelling plans at the last minute and being able to keep secrets. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults identified the indicators someone can be relied upon – with being a good listener and a tendency to help others featuring on the […]

Trust is what makes a success of digital workplaces

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Trusting employees by giving them autonomy is the key to making a success of the digital workplace, according to research conducted by Nick van der Meulen of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). In an era where digital workplaces are quickly becoming the norm, the study […]

‘Honestly’, using ‘reassuring’ language causes distrust

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The use of supposedly reassuring language such as “honestly”, “believe me”, “trust me” and “let me be clear” when spoken by politicians and business leaders cause instant distrust, backfiring spectacularly by suggesting the exact opposite of their intended effect. The use of complicated language is also likely to cause people to distrust what they hear, […]

Learn to build trust at work

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Trust is an important part of a PA’s job, so it’s important to build it early on. Here are a few great tips for developing a relationship with your boss and colleagues. Be consistent – Keep your promises; people won’t take you seriously if you don’t. Don’t make excuses – Take responsibility for your actions […]