Trust in the workplace doesn’t come from authority or job titles: there’s evidence that trust is a simple product of gratitude, validation, and understanding. And that this trust leads to greater efficiency, bonding, and the desire to please—all of which can improve and transform any workplace.
You should trust in the workplace but verify behind the scenes to make sure that the other person isn’t messing with you.
A comprehensive 2017 study noted that verbally expressed gratitude in 129 adult pairs led to significant oxytocin increases.
(Source: Brain Facts) Oxytocin is released from the pituitary gland (in orange).
Oxytocin is a hormone responsible for social and romantic bonding and creates a pleasurable sensation that comes to be associated with the person who triggers it.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could give some to your manager?