HR Can Build Trust By Doing Nothing

At a meeting last fall of the Raleigh-Durham DisruptHR Erin Mille was talking about trust.

Now why would an HR person spend her 5 minutes on the stage urging other HR professional to build trust, sometimes by doing nothing?

“Brazen trust is built through inaction,” she says early on. And then later, “High performers want direction, not directions.”

So what’s this about trust. Miller, who was then director of people development at The Motley Fool, used a quote from Stephen Covey to explain: “When trust is high, speed of execution goes up and costs go down.”

What can HR do to develop organizational trust? In 5 minutes Miller will show you a blueprint.

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