The Four Factors of Trust: How Organizations Can Earn Lifelong Loyalty

  • 4h 21m
  • Amelia Dunlop, Ashley Reichheld
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2023

The essential, data-driven blueprint to build trust in your organization.

Did you know that trusted companies outperform their peers by up to 400%? That customers who trust a brand are 88% more likely to buy again? And that 79% of employees who trust their employer are more motivated to work (and less likely to leave)?

The importance of trust is at an all-time high—just as our inclination to trust is at an all-time low.

Building trust is your single greatest opportunity to create competitive advantage. With new data at its core, The Four Factors of Trust gives you practical guidance to measure and build trust in the relationships that matter the most—with your customers, workforce, and partners.

Trust ultimately comes down to just Four Factors: Humanity, Capability, Transparency, and Reliability.

These Four Factors make up Deloitte's HX TrustIDTM, a groundbreaking measurement tool poised to become the gold standard for evaluating organizational performance. Ashley Reichheld and Amelia Dunlop show how your organization can use HX TrustIDTM to measure, predict, and build trust to earn lifelong loyalty—and elevate the human experience with your customers, workforce, and partners. The Four Factors of Trust lays it all out in do-able parts so you can:

  • Create better business outcomes by understanding how trust affects human behaviors
  • Measure your company's trust score—revealing strengths, deficits, and opportunities to (re)build trust with key stakeholders
  • Design actionable strategies to improve trust with your customers, workforce, and partners
  • Build trust and earn loyalty through every business function from marketing to operations to talent experience

With compelling stories from leading organizations—and practical applications in Marketing & Experience, Cybersecurity, HR, Sustainability (ESG), and Operations & Technology—The Four Factors of Trust will enable you to create the relationships you want to build, the organizations you want to belong to, and the world you want to live in.

About the Author

ASHLEY REICHHELD, a Principal at Deloitte Digital, works with clients across industries to help them to reimagine their brands and experiences. Building trust is the greatest opportunity for competitive advantage. So Ashley created HX TrustID™ –a groundbreaking tool to help companies measure, predict, and build trust with their customers, workforce, and partners.

AMELIA DUNLOP, Chief Experience Officer at Deloitte Digital, helps organizations solve their toughest problems using human-equity-centered design to build empathy and trust with customers, workers, and partners. She is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller, Elevating the Human Experience: Three Paths to Love and Worth at Work.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The Four Factors That Drive Trust
  • Wrestling with Trust
  • The Path to Loyalty
  • The Most Trusted Organizations
  • The Least Trusted Organizations
  • The Demographics of Trust
  • The Trust Ecosystem
  • This is Just the Beginning
  • How to Build Trust
  • Executive Leadership
  • Sustainability and Equity
  • Marketing and Experience
  • Talent and Human Capital
  • Operations and Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Conclusion