In this essay, I introduce a simple, math-based tool that I use to help me assess the health of all of my relationships. I’m a huge believer that great value can be found in identifying and understanding the math associated with any system.
In terms of assessing the trust levels of our relationships, this simple tool makes it fairly easy to assess, rate and get really open and honest about how we are doing in terms of building high trust relationships (including with ourselves!) and High Trust Companies (HTCs).
To make this exercise even more interesting, I submit that the three dimensions of trust are interdependent, I think there’s an opportunity to create a total trust score that’s based upon multiplying a rating / score for each of the three dimensions.
Here’s the executive summary (below), as well as the link to read more: “Part Four: The Math of Trust”
- Great value can be found in identifying and understanding the math associated with any system.
- There are three primary dimensions of trust, and applying math makes it clear that the dimensions are interdependent.
- While most people see themselves as having high integrity, many don’t take their agreements as seriously as they should. Right or wrong, this occasionally adversely impacts their total trust score.
- The Math of Trust takes Character (yes or no, 1 or 0) times Connections (zero to 100%) times Competency (on a scale of 0 to 100). This simple tool allows us to better assess the trust levels of our relationships and more importantly makes it almost easy to talk about trust in terms of what’s working and needs work.