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A Happy Workplace: How to Build Trust
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A Happy Workplace: How to Build Trust

The first necessity for a productive and supportive work environment is trust. This starts with everyone in the workplace being trustworthy as individuals.

Sura Aydin
March 28, 2022

Understanding the current stressors in the workplace is essential in leadership and management. Creating a balanced relationship between the employees is the first task in this way. Empathy contributes to the trust towards you and also your business. Workplace environments where employees feel respected cared for, and valued are more likely to see high productivity levels. This goes beyond the satisfaction of tasks being completed with excellence - it is about making sure employees can thrive in their work environment with low levels of stress.

A team of people who trust each other, feel cared about, and think their contributions are valued will be more productive. They will also experience less stress. A team with great trust among its members can connect emotionally in ways that might not be possible otherwise.

What happens when there is no trust in a team?

The team needs to feel confident that they can rely on each other and solve a problem. If the team does not have trust, it will be challenging to work together and accomplish their tasks. This is because each person would be worried about what others are doing or saying about them. They would also question the motives behind every action of the other person. This lack of trust can spread like wildfire through the team, resulting in a lack of motivation and willingness to work together.

Without trust, we wouldn't feel comfortable showing our true selves to others or giving them our time and attention. It is hard for us to build relationships without any initial sense of safety and security, let alone put ourselves out there with vulnerability and honesty.

Here are 3 important milestones of a happy workplace:

1. Kindness

One way to build and maintain trust at work is by practicing kindness and respect for one another. When we take the opportunity to build respectful relationships, we minimize stress and gossip. This can help you feel more open and be able to discuss things without fear of being judged. A lack of anxiety and stress is linked to feeling happier and more productive at work.

In addition, when we treat others well and take a more empathetic approach rather than being skeptical, the experience of work becomes more rewarding in the long term. It's essential to take some time out to step away from the situation, reflect on your response and consider your approach with a sense of respect and trust in mind.

2. Diversity

 Another way of ensuring a welcoming environment is to celebrate the diversity of opinions, backgrounds, and styles found throughout the office. Celebrating diversity will not only encourage a positive culture but will also help create a strong team.

Accepting differences and living in a diverse environment makes us more open to new experiences. Life is full of surprises, and we can be satisfied when we receive life how it is.

3. Communication

 In a team of different opinions and approaches, people should be able to communicate openly. Listening and valuing what others say is the only way to create valuable ideas.

When we address workplace issues constructively, it leads to less tension or anxiety that we have to take home. This will lead you to have less stress and anxiety outside the office, which increases productivity at work and initiates a happier mood in your personal life as well.

To be trusted starts with trusting others, letting yourself explore what life brings. The future will always bring changes to us because the world is in constant transformation. To adapt in, we should trust the process and strive for expanding trust.

Sura Aydin

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