1 Step to Gaining Employee Trust

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Scenario: "Dude, we gotta keep our shop under super high-surveillance! They'll steal! High-five!" You're building your business. Then, it hits you:

  1. "What if my employees are trying to sabotage me?!"
  2. "What if they take off with my ideas?!"
  3. "What if they lend my trade secrets?!"
  4. "My business will end because of my employees! Ahh!"

So, instead of dispensing information, you withhold as many of your ideas as possible. That trust factor keeps a large number of entrepreneurs from hiring/training/managing effectively -- destructing their potential to actually building something lucrative. Looking to gain employee trust quickly? The solution:

Give them something.

That's it. That could be:

  1. a book
  2. concert tickets
  3. a Frappuccino
  4. articles that interest them
  5. your time
  6. your knowledge
  7. [go wild with your imagination here]

Call it the Karma Effect

When you give Sally something sincerely, Sally wants to return that favor -- exponentially. You give her two things, and she'll return that favor 2x exponentially. (Yadda, yadda.) Sure, it's not a bullet-proof idea, but it'll boost the employee trust factor by x986496089098694 times. Super psychologist Robert Cialdini calls it the reciprocity effect: ' You give me something, I'll give you something even better.'

Think Back Time

Think back to an unexpected Christmas present; how do you feel about the person now? Probably like one of the coolest !@^^-!@^^%^ in the world. It's a super sexy psychological phenomenon that makes the world go round.

Give something.

 

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Posted on April 13

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