Dr. Yoram Solomon has published 16 books, 22 patents, and was one of the creators of Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 technologies, for which he was dubbed “TI’s Great Innovator.” Dr. Solomon was named by Innovation Excellence as one of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers, and by Thinkers 360 as one of the top 20 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Culture. He was a columnist at Inc. Magazine, Innovation Excellence, and other publications, where he published more than 300 articles.

In this episode, Yoram and Kendra Prospero explore how employer trust sparks employee innovation. Yoram answers some intriguing questions such as, does everyone need to be a leader or can they remain as an individual contributor and still be successful?

Yoram shares interesting insights like the pitfalls to avoid when trying to build trust and the steps leaders need to take in order to build trust based on his research and proven process.

Why should you focus on building trust in the workplace? Because employee trust is the cornerstone of a healthy and thriving workplace, fostering an environment where individuals feel valued, respected, and empowered. When employees trust their leaders and colleagues, it cultivates open communication, collaboration, and a sense of belonging. This trust results in increased job satisfaction, higher morale, and a willingness to go above and beyond in their roles. Trust reduces turnover rates, as loyal and content employees are more likely to stay with an organization, ultimately saving on recruitment and training costs. Additionally, a foundation of trust paves the way for innovation and risk-taking, as employees feel safe in expressing their ideas and challenging the status quo. Ultimately, the benefits of employee trust ripple throughout the organization, leading to higher productivity, improved employee well-being, and a stronger competitive edge in the ever-evolving business landscape.