In the previous post in this series, we discussed the need for flexibility to create a great company culture. Flexibility, however, is pointless without one other crucial facet: trust. Trust is huge, not just on the part of the employer, but also on the employees. Additionally, once trust from the employer and the employee is in place, trust among collaborating co-workers can thrive.
Trust in the employer
Perhaps the antithesis of trust is micro-management—one of the key buzzwords that fly around a lot in the hiring and recruiting environment. Micromanagement can lead to extreme employee disengagement and absenteeism—in other words, an expensive $600,000 annual penalty for not fostering a healthy, trusting workplace. So, if you are going to provide a flexible working environment for your employees, you have to…
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