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Axios reports on a new PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) study saying that "employees do not trust businesses as much as business leaders think they do … 79% of business leaders say employee trust is high, but only 65% of employees agree."

"We are seeing a shifting landscape, and companies have to bring their people along on that journey," says PwC's chief strategy and communications officer J.C. Lapierre.  "Communications helps employees understand why these shifts are happening, which builds trust. ... It's a key tool for any business strategy."

Axios writes that the study indicates that "when it comes to establishing trust, strong company values, opportunities for career advancement and workplace flexibility are table stakes at this point."  What employees want is "a transparent culture that offers fair pay, data privacy and clear communications."

KC's View:

I'm not surprised that there is a disconnect.  But I am a little surprised that 65 percent of employees say that worker trust in their companies is high.  That's a really high number - two-thirds! - and probably something of which US corporations should be proud.