Your communications aren’t transparent, meaningful, and honest
Of course, frequency of communication isn’t the only thing that matters; the quality and content of communication are equally critical. When you meet with your employees, is it simply a formal critique of their work over the last period, or is it a forward-thinking discussion that encompasses their progress, their contribution to the company, and how they can develop and advance?
Employees lose trust in their managers when they feel in the dark, neglected, or superfluous to needs. Take the time to explain that they are an important part of a well-functioning team. Be transparent regarding the direction of the business, and how their role helps to drive organizational objectives. Managers should also allocate time to discuss opportunities for advancement. This will show employees that you are invested in them, which will encourage feelings of security and trust.