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A culture of trust: Staff development?s role in enhancing organizational culture

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), May 1, 2010

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As an educator, how many times have you been asked to participate in changing a culture? The question is often asked as though it were something you could plan today and implement at change of shift tomorrow. Sound familiar?

Organizational culture is basically the personality of an organization. Cultural change strategies are not to be taken lightly and should not be oversimplified. For the purpose of this article, I will talk about one facet of culture—the culture of trust—and the significant role we as staff development professionals play in the process of helping that culture thrive.

How do you know whether trust is an issue at your organization?
 

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