Results of the World Leadership Study show that the recession has caused women to become less trusting of their bosses overall. Women may be less trusting in the workplace for several reasons: (1) they believe they don’t get a fair deal in the workplace, (2) the recession has left them feeling vulnerable, and (3) women are more aware of potentially threatening social cues. Because trust can play an important role in retention, the authors provide tips on fostering confidence among women and their organizations.
Stawiski, S., Deal, J. J., & Ruderman, M. (2010). Building trust in the workplace: A key to retaining women [White paper]. Center for Creative Leadership. https://doi.org/10.35613/ccl.2010.2017