Chapter 6. Recognizing Whom to Trust Keeps You from Getting Burned

When you start a new job, as with any new relationship, there is a period of trust-building. Your colleagues need to develop trust in you, as you do in them, if your working relationships are to be effective. This reciprocity is essential in the workplace; however efficient you are, you can’t do your job in isolation. If you can’t trust your colleagues to be there for you, you could end up in big trouble.

There is no formula for generating trust. Trust is above all a feeling, something that gradually evolves through shared experiences. However, it can be helpful, in building effective working relationships, to carefully consider what kind of trust you need in whom. For example, ...

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