Creating the right atmosphere for trust, innovation and entrepreneurship is what this week’s Top 5 blog posts on SAP Business Trends is all about. This includes communicating effectively, improving corporate cultures and connecting young go-getters with mentors.

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Employees will stay with an organization longer — and be more engaged — when there is a high degree of trust.

No. 1: Trust Me: Workplace Trust Matters

Trust helps teams improve their productivity; it increases employee longevity; and builds loyalty among workers, customers, investors and others. Count on Jenny Dearborn to illuminate the path toward trust — even for remote teams.

No. 2: Millennials, Technology and the Future of Work

Design thinking is a collaborative undertaking that flourishes in egalitarian environments — and suffocates under hierarchies. So Jeremy Thomas advocates a corporate culture that embraces collaboration and breaks down silos.

No. 3: Off The Streets And Into The Boardroom: Encouraging Urban Millenial Entrepreneurs

Financial instability and career stagnation can inspire young workers to follow their passions or improve their creative skills. Todd Wilms takes on the challenge of finding the right muses for these future entrepreneurs.

No. 4: Data Innovators in Sports and Entertainment: Postano

Whether you watch the game from the stands, your television or mobile device, your favorite sports team is learning a lot about you. Kaan Turnali explores how social engagement with a team or league creates new data points that offer invaluable opportunities to improve the fan experience.

No. 5: Telco Alert! The $50 billion mobile opportunity starts with champagne

Enterprise mobility is evolving rapidly, but many telecommunications companies are not keeping pace. Rick Costanzo dials in with a four-step program to help telcos rethink their traditional offerings and adopt a mobile-first approach.

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