The quality of information sharing in organisations is widely seen as having a major impact on employee engagement, but what are the critical elements that influence people’s perception of it? A recent study by Schnackenberg and colleagues researched this and found some interesting additional links with trustworthiness. I summarise their findings here, adding some thoughts on their implications for managing international/intercultural teamwork.
Enhancing trust between supervisors and employees – what type of communication has the biggest impact?
Trust is a vital component of workplace relations. A study by Rita Men and colleagues explored the impact of supervisor communication for enhancing trust, focusing particularly on the Covid19 pandemic period.
Often we label whole teams as being problematic and conflictive, but findings from this set of studies by Priti Pradhan Sha and colleagues show that we need to look in more detail than this.
Trust is often seen as a key success factor for effective collaboration. This study by Christine Breuer and colleagues offers a conceptual framework for understanding trust in teams (rather than between two people).
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, the skills needed for effective working online have come to the forefront of many people’s attention. Researcher Alexandra Kolm and colleagues conducted a systematic review of empirical studies of this and found that 6 competence domains emerged for effective virtual teamwork