It is odd how things develop, they sit in the back of the mind and niggle away. A few months ago, I went to a leadership conference. There was a presentation by someone researching trust in organisations. It left me feeling disappointed and saddened that we remove so much of the humanity in the way that we research such an important human relationship.
I wrote a posting for another blog likening the antics of Big Bang Theory’s rather awkward Sheldon Cooper with that of how we research trust, click here. Since then I have obtained research funding from the Roffey Park Institute to look into the subject. I am carrying out the research with a friend of mine Alison Donaldson. We are now a few months in and well under way interviewing people, reviewing the literature and shaping some ideas that we will be road testing with with organisational development experts after summer . As part of our approach we have set up a blog to share emerging thoughts and ideas. You might like to have a look, if so, click here. If you want to get involved, get in touch