The Great Recession taught us that trust matters. Every business transaction depends on trust between buyer and seller and on trust in our financial system.
Trust extends beyond the simple mechanics of commerce. The success of every enterprise is affected by the level of trust between employer and employee.
The foundation of such trust is honest compensation, but the next building block is honest communication. That can be difficult, especially when communication entails criticism. But without constructive criticism, neither employer nor employee can improve.
Employers and employees who seek and encourage honest communication tend to succeed. Trust me on that.