According to the 100 Best Companies to Work For list from Fortune magazine, there is one key behavior all business leaders need to gain employees loyalty and to create a great workplace: trust. contributor Marcel Schwantes outlines several traits of business leaders that help create a trusting workplace:

  • They keep the lines of communication open.
  • They share their vision for the future with employees.
  • They take the pulse of the organization by constantly listening and responding to what they hear so they can serve the needs of their people. Whether it's sharing quarterly financials or making strategic decisions, they make sure to listen.
  • They offer employees ample opportunities for training and development.

Schwantes says that "there is an absolute ROI when organizations invest in creating a high-trust culture," not to mention some of the above ideas are completely free to implement.

In what ways do you create a trusting culture in your business? Tell us in the comments below.

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