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Boost worker performance by building trust

Accomplishing projects and overcoming objectives requires the cooperation and commitment of entire departments, but leaders are unlikely to see much success if they do not have their employees' trust.

Managers ask a lot of their team members. Accomplishing projects and overcoming objectives requires the cooperation and commitment of entire departments, but leaders are unlikely to see much success if they do not have their employees' trust.

A recent report by Working Families and Unum noted that trust is the key to performance in the workplace, Employee Benefits stated. The more confidence individuals have in each other and their supervisors, the more they are willing to invest in their teams' success. Respect and support within the workplace allows departments to become more productive and contributes to a wider range of advantages, according to the source. Workers often report better health and well-being and are able to balance their commitments more effectively. These factors often lead to higher levels of employee satisfaction, which can reduce turnover.

Build trust with employee reward programs
Reward and recognition programs help companies create a corporate culture capable of fostering trust among employees. The Working Families report stated that recognition is a key driver in building trust. Staff members need to know that their dedication and hard work is being noticed. Including regular acknowledgements in management programs generates a sense of fairness within the office environment. When hard work is rewarded, employees are able to focus on their jobs to generate better results.

When various initiatives like reward and recognition programs are used to manage personnel, it is important that managers maintain standards, Forbes reported. Holding all employees to the same principles will help build respect and trust between staff members and their bosses. When guidelines for performance continually shift, it can lead to upset workers who fail to put forth their best efforts.

The source also noted that effective managers share recognition for team success. As projects are completed, taking the time to acknowledge individuals who have made significant contributions will help create the sense of fairness necessary to establish trust. The process of rewarding key team members will encourage staff members to speak up and share their ideas. Reward programs can help companies highlight the importance of every employee by recognizing individuals' influence on large group projects.

Acknowledging contributions to group projects builds an innovative culture that could boost company performance. However, this depends on having a high level of trust among employees so they are not afraid to make suggestions. Reward initiatives can help managers build a supporting, fair and challenging environment that fosters respect and dedication from staff members.

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