Trusting your boss really comes down to how closely you work with them. In startup companies, it’s not uncommon for a certain level of collaboration to occur when determining the direction of the company, and when that happens, it’s much easier for an employee to connect and trust their boss because their goals are aligned. As companies get bigger, this trust can start to break down.
Project managers often get the final say in what happens, and if employees regularly disagree with those decisions, employees may start to question whether that manager has their best interest in mind. Having worked in a variety different companies myself, I can say that a “because I said so” mentality from a boss or project manager without making their objectives clear is a quick way to lose the trust of employees.
Contributor: Kyle Strong from tradogram.com