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Why does trust matter in organizational life?

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There is an important aspect of organizational life that we often forget to consider: trust.
This feeling, if present or absent, can deeply condition the entire organizational life.

What is trust? How could we define it?
Commonly, in everyday life, we tend to use the word and the concept of trust as an extension or a synonym of “faith”. If we use this definition, trusting somebody would mean to have faith in her/him and in her/his actions and behaviours.

But there is something deeper in “trust”.
We really trust somebody when we are willing to be vulnerable in front of him/her. We accept being weak, or showing our weakness to the person we trust because we strongly believe that such a person will never act to damage us, and so we don’t try to control his/her behaviour.

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