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Trust is an vital ingredient in any successful collaborative endeavor and, ultimately, one of its most precious assets. Note that its significance arises prior to any automated system of allocating trust, as any such system eventually relies on some higher level, human trust or inordinate amounts of obfuscation in order to protect the integrity of the data in its absence.
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'''Trust''' is an vital ingredient in any successful collaborative endeavor and, ultimately, one of its most precious assets. See the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trust_%28social_sciences%29 Wikipedia article on trust].
  
Without trust, any system or society -- no matter how mathematically or politically ingenious is prone to failure of its ideals and fragment into various factions of power:  the stakeholders which remain after doubt, suspicion, and violence (emotional or physical) have scattered the center. Such scattererings occur because one or more groups were excluded from the previous organizing effort or a fundamental axiom was incomplete (see also [[larger desires of society]]). 
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A critical element in studies of trust behavior is power. One who is in a position of dependence cannot be said to trust another in a moral sense, but can be defined as trusting another in the most strict behavioral sense. Trusting another party when one is compelled to do so is sometimes called reliance, to indicate that the belief in benevolence and competence may be absent, while the behaviors are present. Others refer only to coercion.
 
 
Doubt can always find a crack in any system of reason, no matter how tight or numerous its counter-measures (cf. Gödel).  Note that this will always remain so regardless of whether the order which organizes that system is oppressive or benevolent. So it is mandatory that trust and inclusiveness be a foundation that is fostered and built into the system as an item of continued support.  Inclusiveness demands that domains and processes for conflict resolution, the redressing of grievances and the like must be part of the community lest cynicism creep in and [[obstacles|poison the well]].  In the presence of severe disenfranchisement and the entrenched beliefs with follow, one must be gracious and patient, yet earnest--negligence breeds addictions, dependancy, and extremism.  History has not been kind in man's journey of self-awareness.  Anything which elevates the human spirit encourages trust and builds the wealth of man. Kindness goes a long way.
 
  
 
Strategies for building and fostering '''trust''':
 
Strategies for building and fostering '''trust''':

Revision as of 19:54, 19 December 2009

Trust is an vital ingredient in any successful collaborative endeavor and, ultimately, one of its most precious assets. See the Wikipedia article on trust.

A critical element in studies of trust behavior is power. One who is in a position of dependence cannot be said to trust another in a moral sense, but can be defined as trusting another in the most strict behavioral sense. Trusting another party when one is compelled to do so is sometimes called reliance, to indicate that the belief in benevolence and competence may be absent, while the behaviors are present. Others refer only to coercion.

Strategies for building and fostering trust:

  • Inclusiveness: Believing in fundamental equality of and opportunity for all builds support from the bottom up.
  • Transparency: Fosters accountability, equality, communication, balancing.
  • Sharing the lessons learned by Mankind: These belong to all and a global community requires that we make the effort to educate each other and get along.
  • Commitment to fairness and justice: Without which the investment of one's energy and time are imperiled as well as one's faith in the system to begin.
  • Synthesis: Encouraging building up to consensus rather than falling back to compromise sustains interest.
  • Transcendental purpose: To sustain creativity and desire to give effort (i.e. work), the highest ideals of mankind must be upheld rather than any self-glorification or patriotism. (cf. various historical manifestos)