Culture, Trust, and Employee Retention

My latest article for the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)  was published yesterday, and I thought I’d share it with my readers who subscribe to this blog, but aren’t regular readers of i4cp’s Workforce Productivity blog. The article was a further exploration of the concept of trust as a fundamental tenet of employee retention, and ultimately a highly-engaged workforce:

“Can I Trust You?”: Culture, Trust and Employee Retention

Is trust really that important to retention and engagement? In a word, yes. Leaders at 3M noted that trust is essential in promoting employee engagement, and they’ve developed a seven step engagement model to ensure they build trust in attitudes and behaviors (see i4cp’s “Employee Engagement: Strategies and Practices” report). Can employee loyalty and engagement (and ultimately retention) be garnered without trust? Read More


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