Essentially, there are two ways to treat employees: with trust or with distrust.
Whichever one you believe is the right approach, you will be confirmed in your beliefs. Working from a place of trust or distrust both lead to their own self-fulfilling cycles.
Working from a place of distrust leads to a self-fulling command and control cycle where employees only do what is asked, burn out or bore out.
Working from a place of trust leads to a self-fulfilling empowerment cycle where employees thrive and consistently do great work. Those organisations perform better in attracting, retaining and unleashing the full potential of employees.
Treating employees from a place of trust or distrust? That’s the question. Don’t worry, you’ll be right either way.