12 Downsides to Trust… Seriously – Week 10 in Twelve Weeks to Trust

Inter-organizational trust research focuses primarily on the definition and measurement of trust, on its benefits and its impact on performance; however, very little research explores its downsides which can be considerable. Here are eleven, based on my literature review of economics, marketing, business strategy and business ethics literature. 1.  The costs of building trust mayContinue reading “12 Downsides to Trust… Seriously – Week 10 in Twelve Weeks to Trust”

22 Benefits of Inter-Organizational Trust Week 4 of Twelve Weeks to Trust

Welcome to Week 4 of the Twelve Weeks to Trust Series. In the past few weeks we’ve covered the declining state of trust globally, core concepts and types of trust, and why inter-organizational trust is key to partnership success. While week 3 provided high-level findings on the macro-level benefits of inter-organizational trust, this week sharesContinue reading “22 Benefits of Inter-Organizational Trust Week 4 of Twelve Weeks to Trust”

Productivity Tip: Try Doodle.com for scheduling

I loathe the expression “work smarter, not harder.” To me, it implies you were not working smartly in the first place. However, here’s a free and easy way to cut down on the tedium of scheduling meetings and the e-mail volume that can result from a simple meeting invitation. Recommended a few years ago by aContinue reading “Productivity Tip: Try Doodle.com for scheduling”