What happened to trust?
Did it go?
Was it here?
Did is crack open too early
Spilling out doubt, deception, and despair?
We are not Humpty Dumpty
Perched on the organizational wall
Ready to do a group trust fall
And no blindfolded trust walk
through our cubicle maze
will put trust back together again.
Our organization is an empty nest
Devoid of the safety and nurturing needed for flight.
Transparency is overrated.
We don’t need to see through you.
We don’t need you to see through us.
We do need you to see us through
As we see you through too.
Hope not for trust
For hope casts trust into a future that is never here.
Rather gather the twigs —
thatch them into an organizational nest
to nourish, protect, and launch us into the flight of trust.
David Zinger is a leading expert on employee engagement. He is committed to creating authentic and sustained employee engagement for the benefit of all. Contact David at (204) 254-2130 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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