You don’t get results without collaboration, and you don’t you don’t get collaboration without trust.
Reminds us of this this very toxic work environment, let’s just say, in advertising.
In this group, your best ideas tended to be either killed, stolen (they called it “borrowing”), or compromised beyond repair. Nothing you did was ever good enough, and when it was, people would get in line to ruin it.
As a result, nobody would submit their best ideas. They’d just phone in hack work instead, and save the best part of their brains for their side projects, the ones they did after work and on weekends.
Moral of the story: You can’t build a world-class company without a culture of world-class trust. You don’t have to be best friends with everybody, but you have to be able to share a foxhole with them.