Survey: Low-level employees are most trustworthy

Non-managers are trusted more than CEOs, a new survey says. If your CEO is your spokesperson, should you rethink your crisis plan?

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Who do you trust more in your company, the person in the cube next to you, or members of the C-suite?

According to the Public Affairs Pulse, a survey of Americans’ opinions on business, the lower an employee’s level in a company, the more likely people will view him or her as ethical and honest.

Eighty-six percent of Americans rate non-managers as having average to high honesty and ethics, whereas 73 percent think managers have the same level of integrity. Only 50 percent think CEOs possess high honesty and ethics.

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