Trust and belonging in individual and organizational relationships

Kelly Allen, Gert Tinggaard Svendsen, Syed Marwan, Gökmen Arslan

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Trust is an important element for healthy human relationships, and it has notable implications for organizations and stakeholder groups. This chapter explains how trust can promote effective communication and cooperation. It highlights the role of trust in human relationships as a solution to modern-day socioecological challenges especially as they relate to corporate interactions. Building genuine human connections within the context of changing social landscapes and busier life schedules are essential to counteract the rising loneliness epidemic. The absence of trust may be a barrier to genuine human communication and connection. The absence of trust may be a barrier to genuine human communication and connection, however the presence of pro- social norms can contribute to building and maintaining trust between people. Cooperation and social trust increases subjective well-being and happiness. In an organizational context, trust-based cooperation between stakeholders can create strong relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrategic Corporate Communication in the Digital Age
EditorsMark Anthony Camilleri
Place of PublicationBingley UK
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781800712645, 9781800712669
ISBN (Print)9781800712652
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Trust
  • belonging
  • relationships
  • organizations
  • corporate cooperation
  • social interactions

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