Trust plays a central role in organizational life. It facilitates exchanges among individuals, enhances cooperation and coordination, and contributes to more effective relationships. This volume brings together a cross-disciplinary group of contributors to present some of the latest, most exciting conceptual perspectives in the field and to demonstrate a variety of new methodological approaches to the study of trust. It includes discussions on: the psychological and social antecedents of trust; the effects of social and organizational structures on trust; and the broad effects of trust on organizational functioning.

Organizational Responses to Crisis: The Centrality of Trust

Organizational Responses to Crisis: The Centrality of Trust

Organizational responses to crisis: The centrality of trust
Aneil K.Mishra

Within this division, there is a real problem with the lower-level people not trusting the people at the top, because the people feel that the management doesn't tell them the truth, doesn't level with them, isn't honest, has a hidden agenda, plays games. I could go on and on. I think it's worse today than I have ever seen it in my 33-year career in this company.

Automotive executive


In the latter part of the 20th century, organizational crises have become almost routine. Indeed, crises, most of them caused by humans, are occurring on a scale not previously encountered, either through faulty decisions (Janis, 1989), technological complexities (Perrow, 1984), or ...

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