Is a description given to a pattern of employment relations based on the assumption that employees are committed to the organization and motivated to work on its behalf and therefore do not require close supervision or financial incentives. On the contrary, it is argued that high-trust relations flourish where employees are offered security of employment, are paid a salary tied only notionally to measures of worker performance, and are allowed wide scope for discretion at work. High-trust relations are found most readily in managerial and professional employment, although experiments with employee involvement and high commitment management are meant to reproduce the pattern for other categories of employee. [See also low trust.]
Subjects: Human Resource Management.