Public belief is in brief provide today. That’s a transparent takeaway from final week’s occasions, and it’s additionally the discovering of the annual Edelman Belief Barometer international survey, out this morning. Belief in governments has plummeted in the course of the pandemic, and belief in media is at file lows. A transparent majority of these responding—57%—“imagine that authorities leaders, enterprise leaders and journalists are purposely attempting to mislead individuals by saying issues they know are false.”
However right here’s a stunning growth: Enterprise has emerged as probably the most trusted establishment within the disaster, displacing authorities. And regardless of layoffs, furloughs and different cutbacks in the course of the downturn, survey respondents cite “my employer” as their most trusted supply of data.
That’s a credit score to what number of companies dealt with the pandemic, placing security issues about their staff first. It’s additionally a possibility. How companies use that new-found belief within the months forward might be value watching. You will discover the complete survey outcomes right here.
Individually, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston has written a chunk for Fortune arguing the “rise of distant work is one of the best factor to occur to information work in generations.” Corporations that embrace distant work within the post-pandemic world will “appeal to the highest expertise, ship one of the best merchandise and earn probably the most market share.” However additionally they should make some main adjustments—repurposing workplaces to foster human connections, rethinking the workweek to permit flexibility round particular person wants, and altering the way in which work is managed and monitored. You may learn the complete piece right here.
Extra information under. And take a look at our new columnist S. Mitra Kalita on the position mentoring performs on the brand new world of labor. It’s on the Smarter Working hub, right here.