My research is focused on trust in the workplace.
I study the development of trust and the impact that trust has on both employees and organizations. I examine trust from multiple perspectives: trust in supervisors, trust in subordinates and trust in peers as well as trust in teams.
My current research program investigates the importance of feeling trusted at work. My goal is to identify and explain the factors that contribute to employees feeling trusted at work, and how this feeling of being trusted leads to improved job performance and employee well-being.
I founded the Guelph Organizational Trust (GOT) lab to answer these critical research questions. GOT Lab is an active research lab that provides rigorous training in a positive supportive environment for undergraduate and graduate students.