There is a Greek fable in “La Republica”, written by Plato, which is asking this question: If you had a ring that could make you invisible, would you steal?, “Fooled?, Would she kill? Or would you do the right thing no matter that nobody can notice? Those who answered “yes” to the first scenario, think that humans are corrupt and lazy by nature, and that the only way to keep us civilized is through legislation, rewards and punishments. Those who responded affirmatively to the second question, believe in the goodness and determination of the individual. For this group of people, people will always do the right thing when choosing between good and evil. Based on this polarity of thought. The corporate world has formed two ideological currents on the administrative policy of an organization. One is full of rules, and the other not. The reality is that both can give excellent results in the short and long term.
But only the companies that trust their employees will be those that survive to an era full of changes. If up to now share our way of thinking, as leaders we must attract, motivate, expand and sustain all that power the positivism of our employees. We must design the appropriate environment for our people to operate as we are waiting. Ron O’Hanley insists that this is the case. If we create an environment based on fear, no one will take risks. If it is based on the criticism, lack self-confidence. But if we develop an environment where there is trust, then we give them the freedom to make the best of themselves. Trust is the foundation of any relationship.
Cultivate trust implemented parameters where all people enjoy certain freedoms (to make decisions, risks, and say what they think) and obligations (to tell the truth, be responsible for their actions and learn from their mistakes). No organization can be productive when one is guided by rules or where there is only chaos. A company must understand that human beings have problems, we go through difficulties, we want to achieve goals and dreams. People pay when they lose hope of obtaining what they want. We should nurture these dreams and provide the means to achieve them, not destroy them. Every environment should be comfortable and fun to work. It is proven that people reach the highest point of productivity when they are enjoying what they do. The challenges and the concentration of all team members make people be integrated to solve a problem. And finally, it is important to give space to opportunities. People have a right to learn new skills and develop new ideas. This is done by giving them new experiences so they can reach their full potential. As leaders we have the power to influence people, and therefore its performance. If we are committed to creating an environment where trust, optimism, joy and self-improvement are part of the values of our corporate culture, then we will enjoy a loyal team that will bear fruit.