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RTW-land has a social capital

Gabrielle Lis

Teams built on trust and cooperation - i.e. teams with high social capital - have less long term sick leave than teams in which suspicion and unfairness are the norm.

Social capital is a term for the trust and reciprocity that develop when people treat one another fairly. When social capital is high, you can expect to see people collaborate and take collective action for mutual benefit. When social capital is low, you can expect to see suspicion and self-interest trump cooperation. In the workplace, social capital can accrue between co-workers of equal standing, as well as up and down the organisational hiera...

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