Trust – Why it is critical to the startup success

Ben Nunez – Trust – Why it is critical to the startup success.

I think the most important thing for relationships with me is trust and this applies to business and personal relationships.

People, who lie, people who don’t tell the truth, stretch the true, are deceitful, especially in personal relationship but just as much in business to me, is a deal breaker. I need to be able to trust my co-Founder, I need to be able to trust the people I work with and trust means not so much  that they’re going to lie to me but that I can trust that they are going to do what we’ve hired them to do, what they’re role is in the company. I don’t want to have to micromanage people and tell them what to do every step of the way.

We here at BirdBox have a company where, you know, everybody has an important role and they have the licenses to execute their job in a way that they best see fit and collaborate with everybody on the team to come up with whatever the best solution is, but ultimately we make our own decision in the domain that we have experience in or that our job calls for.

So being able to trust people, both at their job and you know just that they are going to be honest with me at every step is critically important in all forms of relationships.