Trust is a necessary requirement in the workplace. Despite the importance of having it is not a common feature between, managers, and the executive suite.
Research by various firms indicates that fewer than 50% of employees trust their managers or their company. As bleak as that number is there are certain steps that everyone who manages a group or is part of team can take to develop trust over time.
Theses steps include:
- Being honest with your team or group even when facing difficulty or adversity.
- Own and admit to mistakes that you have made and the resulting cost of those mistakes.
- Train your team and yourself in the process to become aware of unconscious biases so that different approaches to solving problems or issues emerge.
- Put yourself on the line and show vulnerability by asking for feedback and then implementing the information gleaned into the day-to-day operations.
What other steps have you used to develop trust in your teams? Do let me know as I m genuinely interested.
Marie-Helene Sakowski – Business Change & Transition – firstname.lastname@example.org