What is it about?

To trust someone is to take a risk that the other person will come through for you. But what allows us to take that leap of faith? A study of firefighters who have to trust their co-workers with their lives, often without "good" evidence of how they will perform in a fire situation, shows how occupations help its members to willfully accept the uncertainty that goes with the job.

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Why is it important?

Leaps of faith are essential in many types of trust, but we we know very little about what encourages people to take them.

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This page is a summary of: The Hidden Side of Trust: Supporting and Sustaining Leaps of Faith among Firefighters, Administrative Science Quarterly, April 2018, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/0001839218769252.
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