Trust as the Foundation for Safety and Well-being - Mike Woodruff, MD

In this episode, Dr. Woodruff and I talk about the central role that trust plays in supporting team member safety and well-being. While trust is not an unusual concept in leadership, Dr. Woodruff takes an expansive view, connecting it to every process that an individual interacts with within a system. He believes that any process that isn’t explicitly designed to build trust – by showing respect and integrity – has the potential to erode trust, and that those small, daily interactions carry more collective weight than a single, positive, in-person encounter. He and his team use two questions to filter the trust factor on organizational processes: Does it support the mission? And, is it kind?

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