Developing Trust?

This TED Talk takes a bit more nuanced view of trust – suggesting that trust should be given to the trustworthy. As a result, the idea of “building trust” fails to appreciate that we have all learned how and when to trust.

What We Don’t Understand About Trust


4 Responses to “Developing Trust?”

  1. charlesdschultz Says:

    When I watched this, I had to agree that the semantics (while, yes, are “semantics”) shift some of the inherent responsibility from you to me; it goes from “we need you to trust us” to “I need to be more trustworthy.”

    However, I was looking for the next step, the answer to “so what next?”. Granted, this was a 10-minute TED talk and there is only so much you can say. 🙂 It’s nice to know that I have to be more trustworthy, but that is a hard message to preach to others. Unless you can get them to watch the video. I just don’t see this being very viral, as true as it is.

  2. pattsi Says:

    Is there really any difference in the process of building trust between yourself and family or wife o colleagues at work or friends? How do you go about doing it? So try the same process with those you are not close to, but make decisions that affect you. This is a bit harder, I grant.

  3. Jennifer Says:

    There is an interesting article by Wayne Hoy focusing on the research of school characteristics that make a difference for the achievement of all students. Hoy follows the research agenda of himself and others, over the past 40 years, concerning school characteristics related to student achievement. In the 80’s, Hoy discusses the emergence and study of organizational trust and different types of trust in schools. Multiple studies found that collective faculty trust in students and parents relates to student achievement. The article continues and presents a model of the dynamics of student achievement. The research is compelling, but I suggest this article based on the discussion of trust. The article is titled: School characteristics that make a difference for the achievement of all students: A 40 year odyssey. By Wayne Hoy. Published in Journal of Educational Administration, Vol 50, No 1, 2012, p. 76-97.

  4. charlesdschultz Says:

    Jennifer, where can I view that article? All my google hits are leading me back to the EmeraldInsight site and they want $32 for the privilege of downloading it.

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