“Employees in high-trust organisations are more productive, have more energy at work, collaborate better with their colleagues, and stay with their employers longer than people working at low-trust companies. They also suffer less chronic stress and are happier with their lives, and these factors fuel stronger performance.” Harvard Business Review.

Since it’s Valentine’s Week, we’re focusing on employee relationships and how to build and nurture trust – a crucial element of any successful partnership or relationship. The Harvard Business Review study quoted above is an interesting read, proving the link between how trustworthy a person is and how likely they are to trust a stranger based on their oxytocin levels.

Since oxytocin is a bonding and loving hormone, it makes sense that those with higher levels of oxytocin have a more positive and trusting outlook.

In this blog, we take a look at: why trust is important, nurturing autonomy, conflict resolution, and establishing trust in the workplace.