to confuse truth with opinions.
Some folks need to get their definitions straight and seek redemption from the Universe (Planck's Law is always a good place to start).
Assuming that truth is just what you believe will get you into great trouble on projects where you absolutely have to follow rules and processes, particularly if your dysfunctional distorted perceptions result in financial systems that are billions of dollars (or euros) off.
Just ask the United States Air Force about their experience than CSC.
More fun than having an alcoholic psychoaffective manager I'd bet if I were a betting man.
A little known psychological study in the 1950s ascertained that those who had the ability to achieve the Presidency of the United States did not actually have the ability to be the President of the United States because the skills to attain the job are different from the ones needed to perform the job competently.
So now we have a pandemic belief system that everyone lies but it doesn't matter because no one listens (a corollary of Murphy's Law). Someone like the President tells lies these days and the reaction is pretty much, "So? We like the guy, besides everybody lies" which has led to the chaos we see these days: Nobody can rely on anyone or anything anymore because everything is always negotiable for a better deal.
Technologists are faced with solving problems using politics. That's not very useful IFF you actually want to produce a solid useful viable product. You'll waste a lot of time trying to cover your act while the ship hits the sand and you won't be worth spit.
What I see from my perspective, being retired with 40+ years of IT experience, is that nothing and no one is exactly what they seem to be any more and pretty much can rely on anything or anyone any longer.
If you really want trust from your coworkers, it would seem that the best course of action is to be utterly and completely reliable, straight arrow and never lie (but never be harsh either). There is no guarantee that this will win any favor with management, since it will probably ruin all the lies they have to use to convince people that lies are truth and truth is lies and the project is really done successfully when it isn't anywhere close.
You can follow my snarky advice and employ Assertive Incompetence: Create the vision of a bright future, when you get just short of having everyone discover it will never work, create a new more fantastic vision of the future to distract them so they forget the old vision and plunge on to the new one. It's the practice of psychopaths, but it works well for management, if not for the lowly workers who are constantly running to catch up to the imaginary milestones they can't make without working long hours off clock and expending their own resources to do it, but they are a disposable resource, so go for it.
Eventually though, there are limits and eventually you'll be like the United States Air Force and discover that you can't afford it any more after a Billion or two dollars.
By that time, you will have made your mark and taken your profits, so why should you care?
I'd say that there's something fundamentally wrong with the macro system. If you can find a smaller business that has integrity (about 50 people max seems to be the limit), then the standard rules of yesteryear about integrity may actually work. Anything larger than that and, well, the narcissists, sociopaths, psychopaths and nutcases move in and take over. As has been pointed out by my wise peers here, it's well worth it if you can find such an environment, even if you earn thousands of dollars less a year, for the quality of life alone, working with people you can trust.
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