Over the past few months, one phrase has come up over and over again in seemingly all of my conversations: “leadership trust.” Companies are realizing that building and maintaining the bond between leaders and their employees is especially important right now with large swaths of their employee base working remotely.
Many organizations changed almost overnight thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and widespread work-from-home policies. Employees are stressed out, whole sectors of the economy are suffering, and the future seems uncertain. It’s no surprise that leadership trust has become a hot topic among HR leaders. But what does this concept really mean, and how can leaders apply it?