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Study shows that 73% of Brits are too polite to tell colleagues or business partners that they do not trust them

A survey of over 2000 workers and managers for The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has found that 54% of Britons believe it’s a fact of life that you have to work with people you do not trust.

Conflict avoidance is rife, with 73% of respondents saying that they would never tell someone that they don’t trust them, primarily to ‘avoid conflict’ and maintain ‘good practice’.

“Trust is not absolute. We hear of tolerance as being a virtue but to tolerate means accepting something which you would prefer not to. Furthermore just because someone is tolerated does not mean effective collaboration takes place and poses the ‘Collaboration-Trust Conundrum’. A situation where people are working together in blissful ignorance that there is not genuine trust should be thought of as a ‘conlaboration’ rather than a true...

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