Betrayal and productivity may seem like parallel tracks, never destined to meet. Yet, they are more intertwined than most businesses realize. In this second post, we dive into the Betrayal-Productivity Paradox and uncover the real cost of betrayal to your company.

Let’s Get to It:

When trust is compromised, so is the willingness to dive in fully to the work at hand. The productivity of a team isn’t just about the quantity of work produced; it’s about the quality, innovation, and willingness to go above and beyond. A betrayal can stifle these, leading to a workforce that operates at a fraction of its potential.

To show just how profoundly trust can impact your company, we’ve had tens of thousands of people take our Post Betrayal Syndrome™ quiz to see to what extent they are struggling.

Out of all of these people, a whopping 84% report an inability to trust.

Now think about how that translates to your workforce. With an inability to trust, how likely is it that these people are willing to trust their boss, managers, coworkers, collaborative partners?

Self trust is also shattered in a betrayal which translates to challenges in discernment and decision making.

Now, when trust is shattered, here’s how it usually goes…

  1. The person whose trust has been shattered feels completely rocked, blindsided, confused, angry and more.
  2. They don’t trust the person who betrayed their trust.
  3. Next, they’re now struggling to trust themselves as they question themselves asking: “How did I not see, how did I not know, how did I miss that?”
  4. That leads to this; if they can no longer trust the person they trusted the most, and they don’t trust themselves…how can they trust in anything or anyone else?

So, 84% isn’t just a staggering statistic, it represents an inability to meet company targets and goals because the very foundation of your organization may be shaky and unstable vs. rock solid and strong.

Let’s Wrap it Up:

Understanding the cost of betrayal is not just an HR concern; it’s a strategic imperative. It’s about recognizing that your employees’ emotional investment is as crucial as their professional skills.

What’s Next?

Is your company ready to bridge the gap between trust and productivity? Take the first step towards unlocking your team’s potential and turning the paradox into profit. Learn more about how we can create a tailor-made strategy for your organization. You can do that here:

Dr. Debi-A Trusted Resource in an Untrusting Niche

Dr. Debi Silber, Founder and CEO of The PBT (Post Betrayal Transformation) Institute and  National Forgiveness Day is a WBENC-Certified WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise), an award-winning speaker, bestselling author, holistic psychologist, a health, mindset and personal development expert who helps (along with her incredibly gifted Certified PBT-Post Betrayal Transformation Coaches and Practitioners) a predictable, proven multi-pronged approach to help people heal (physically, mentally and emotionally) from the trauma of betrayal.

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