Trust and Interpersonal Relationships

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Trust and Interpersonal Relationships

University of Phoenix

Management MGT/521

May 18, 2010



Trust and Interpersonal Relationships

[Trust is often defined as a belief or confidence] that he or she has about other parties' characteristics that may increase willingness to take risks and ultimately helps "solve" the social dilemma (Zaheer, McEvily, & Perrone, 1998).

Trusting in a team setting can start off as assumed as he or she are making connections with other members he or she may have no history with. As the members begin to work together trust builds as the work ethic of each member is evaluated by his or her performance within the team. According to the European Journal of Social psychology, [trusting behavior requires giving up control on results which are only valuable to the self], [previous research suggests that interpersonal perceptions of trustworthiness are closely related to this behavior] (Eur j.

Soc Psychol, 2005). When team are formed not all team members always relinquish control, as an example a manager who assigns a project to a team member. The manager exhibits enough trust to give him or her project but the manager never gives complete control to the employee to exercise his or her talent on the project. When new relationships are formed in a team setting it is everyone's responsibility to be a manager exhibiting trust toward him or her but I am going to oversee the work he or she does, as the results affect each team member. Researchers have debated [about what trust is as well as how it is influenced]. (Cook, 2001).

Trust in the purest form comes with the idea of reciprocity, in the article "Can I trust you to trust me" interpersonal relationships...