#WorkingOutLoud on the text for ‘The Trust Sketchbook’

I’ve been working on the text for ‘The Trust Sketchbook‘ this month. A week or two ago i shared the first six aspects of trust, and today, sharing a few more, based around the structure of the ‘12 Aspects of Trust‘.

12 Aspects of Trust

The Trust Sketchbook will be a hand drawn, co-creative space, a sketchbook that you fill in, so here i am just #WorkingOutLoud, sharing my notes for what the text will be. Once i’ve completed this draft, i will draw up a first draft of the book. I’ve already prototyped a few drawing styles, and from this, i will finalise the design. I expect this text to change, as i work out what will fit on each double spread, but for now, here you go!

How does NEUROLOGY think about Trust?

Not all the choices we make about TRUST are conscious choices. We talk about ‘instinct’, ‘intuition’, and ‘feeling’.

  • Are your instincts valid?
  • Is TRUST a matter of fact or feeling?
  • Draw how TRUST feels
  • Write the equation by which your brain arrives at ‘TRUST’
  • Is your judgement ever wrong?
  • What face do you pull when you lose trust? 😦
  • The research into unconscious bias shows us that we are influenced by dominant cultural factors that surround us: our brain may not be as neutral as we would like to think.
  • We tell stories about how trust is built or fails, but do you think these stories are justification for deeper cognitive processes?
  • Are you rationally in charge of your brain, or might your judgement sometimes fail?

The Trust Sketchbook

What is the VISIBILITY of Trust?

How visible is TRUST? Do you think that it is held implicitly in our relationships, or is it necessary to call it out, to vocalise or demonstrate it? And if ‘trust’ is visible, is is possible to fake it? It ‘feels’ as though it’s something more than visible signs.

  • How do you let someone know you TRUST them?
  • What are the signs and signifiers of TRUST?
  • Do you have to look someone in the eye to trust them?
  • Can the signs of trust be faked?
  • Draw a badge for trust.
  • How do you share trust with others?

Is ORGANISATIONAL Trust different?

In the research, people identified that ‘organisational’ trust was different from that held between individuals, but this was not universally held to be true.

  • Do you need trust to run an organisation?
  • Is trust held in contracts?
  • Draw where trust sits in this organisation.
  • Who owns responsibility for trust?
  • What words would you use to describe organisational trust?
  • Can you ever really trust an organisation?
  • What is BLIND trust?

About julianstodd

Author and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the Social Age. I’ve written ten books, and over 2,000 articles, and still learning...
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  1. Pingback: The Projection and Failure of Trust | Julian Stodd's Learning Blog

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