Building Faith and Trust: Weaving the Fabric of an Organization

love_and_trustFaith is built of two ingredients: veracity and care. You have faith in someone because, first, you believe they are truthful with you, and also, you feel they have your best interest at heart. You think what they say is true and you feel they want you to thrive. Veracity and care are, therefore, the two ingredients of faith.

People who wish to establish an organization must, therefore, nurture the aspects of veracity and care in their relationships with associates. They must be true with them, and they must care for them. In fact, at the inception of organizations one always finds nascent relationships that grow on the basis of veracity and care. As long as those two qualities continue, the relationships endure, and the organization prospers.

Break Faith, Destroy Organization

enemiesThe enemies of an organization will attack it by seeking to break faith and trust. They will endeavor to show that the leaders of the organization are not truthful and do not care about the well-being of the people under their leadership. If people give an ear to that kind of talk, their faith will begin to abate. If the process is not stopped, the relationship will be undermined, and the organization will be harmed.

Building trust takes time and patience; breaking down trust can happen more quickly, sometimes at an instant. Once trust is broken, it is difficult to mend.  Trust is like a delicate porcelain cup: built with gentleness, it cannot be put back together once broken.

I conclude with a quote:

Mourning youth! Soon, soon you will be happier. Your laurel did not ripen, and your myrtles faded, for you shall be priest of divine nature, and your poetic days already germinate. (Excerpt From: Friedrich Hölderlin. Hyperion. iBooks. )

Paulo-Juarez Pereira
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
August 22, 2014

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