Wednesday, 26 February 2014

See my comment on Charles H.Green’s Blog on Trust;Indian Implications

See my comment on   blog of Charles H.Green,CEO of Trusted Advisors;.

Creating trust-based organisations is a big challenge for the CEOs of the organisations today.I liked the article for its fresh insights.I have advocated for cooperatives  as effective trust-based organisations in my comment to Charles' blog,simply because cooperatives because of their value-orientation can play an important role in building up trust.

Trust-based organisations are key to organisational success today.Organisational dynamics must take this factor seriously.The organisational management must give trust it due place in its strategic priorities.

The Indian organisational scenario today demands building up trust-based organisations due to following reasons;

1] Organisations in India are increasingly facing the problem of distrust,and this is more a reflection of trust-deficit in all walks of life.

2] The leadership in the organisations has to shed bureaucratic approach in tackling the issues,and for this creating an atmosphere for equal participation is important,through trust.

3] The Indian organisations must give due emphasis to values in their business ethics,as the traditional Indian society respects values,as a part of India's cultural heritage.I think the importance of values has not been given due recognition in building up a culture of trust.. 

Friday, 21 February 2014

Can We Build Up Team Without Trust?

Please see my comment in a good write-up on trust in the following link,and author's response.

    I find organisations lack team-spirit because trust is absent.But,what needs to be done?I recommend following;

1]  Every person in an organisation should learn to respect other.

2] Team is built when people identify with a common goal.Organisations must help people identify that common goal.
3] Team leaders must generate trust by setting an example.They have to become role models.

4] Values-based training based on organisation's thrust areas should be given emphasis.Values must blend well with organisations'thrust areas

5] Trust is built when people are emotionally attached with each other,which helps in building team-spirit.Organisations have a big challenge here.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Five Reasons Why 2014 Edelman Trust Survey Barometer Is Important For Indonesia

Please go through an interesting link below,on Edelman trust survey results in Indonesia.That business evokes more trust,than politics is a definite paradigm shift.A survey conducted by Edelman last year found that 82% of respondents trusted business institutions,which was higher than trust in the media[78%],NGOs [73%] and the government[53%]
  I find five reasons why Edelman trust survey in Indonesia are important;
1]  Governance in business institutions is an important factor of trust-building.If there is good governance,then trust will follow naturally.For good governance,creating transparent systems is important
2] Political systems do not necessarily build up trust,which others can follow.Instead if business is sound,then trust will emerge,which can be a trend-setter.
3] Building up ethical business frameworks may be more convenient than strengthening ethics in political systems.Simply because there is strong realisation that businesses can flourish only if they are built on strong ethics.
4] The public trust can be built upon good business,not necessarily clean politics.So,people can have more confidence in business for country's socio-economic transformation.
5] Business leaders can be good trust-builders,than politicians,if they take right decisions,and develop a compassionate attitude towards the work-force.
       I will wait for more similar type of results in other countries,then only a definite pattern can be seen.But.the results are an eye-opener.In the times of economic melt-down,when trust disappeared from businesses,there is one country at least,which can show different results.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Discover the Joy of Trust In Relationships

Trust is a treasure of our daily life. However, we do not understand its true value. It is generally seen that trust in our daily lives is disappearing fast. Why have we become so suspicious that we can  not enter into meaningful relationships with each other? Why can we not behave as normal human beings? After all when we were born as human beings the first lesson we learnt was that we should trust each other. However, as our lives progressed slowly, trust began to diminish. Our childhood innocence gave way to calculations in which there was no place for trust. Today, there appears to be huge trust deficit in all walks of  life. Relationships is an area which has come under the cloud of mistrust in an increasing manner.

Trust in each other gives strength and vitality to our relationships .It gives us more happiness, which is priceless. It gives joy all around, and life appears to be brighter and brighter. Its fragrance spreads far and wide. Trust keeps us in a positive mental framework. When you trust each other you feel so confident. You feel so safe, and secure. The feeling of believing others is electrifying. It not only provides sense of security but provides us new zeal to fight the vagaries of life. We develop a strong life-force, as a result of which we muster up courage to face the daily challenges.

Trusting each other gives us a sense of deep bonding. It signifies that we are united to fight the battles ahead. Trust is synonymous for warmth in our relationships. With so many advantages of trusting each other how do we feel when germs of mistrust appear? Life appears to be devoid of colour, and it lacks spontaneity. We behave with each other mechanically like robots. We constantly live with fear and tensions We live in our shells and we are unable to share with each other. We live in a suppressed condition, which inhibits the growth of our personality. As a result, we are not able to contribute to the betterment of our society. We are not able to create a conducive atmosphere where there is transparency all around.

A society whose foundation is built upon trust is progressive and dynamic. Lack of trust signifies decay in the society. A lot of conscious efforts has to be made in this direction. We need to nurture our relationships with care. We should not let our ego destroy our relationships. This requires constant efforts to know each other fully. The more we  try  to explore each other, the more we can handle each others’ contradictions well. In the process , more trust we will be able to generate..

 Most of the problems in relationships occur because because we can not handle each others’ contradictions well. It is very strange that we ourself do not want to open up.  We   are not able to overcome our mental blocks.  As a result, we tend to look others with doubt. We live in our own world of likes and dislikes, as we are not able to create a right balance. No doubt, people tend to view us with suspicion. If we are balanced in our thoughts and actions then people will trust us .For this we must shed the habit of finding fault with others, even on a slight pretext. Instead, we should make others aware of their positive traits and strengths. This will enhance our credibility, which will lead to building up trust.

For building up trust, we must not indulge in unhealthy competition by trying to outwit each other. Instead we should master the art of rejoicing in the happiness of others. Good performance of others should spur us to act in a positive manner. Being jealous and competitive will be of no use as it will lead to destroying trust. No one is perfect in today’s era. If there would have been perfection all around, then there would have been no mistrust.

We must build up trust against the background of limitations in our personalities. Mistrust is itself a reflection of our inadequacies and imperfections in handling our relationships with finesse. After all reform begins at  home. Let us reform ourself by giving time to our relationships and thinking of ways to strengthen them. Trust will then follow naturally