It is important that leadership build trust in their teams for a great working relationship. Trust is a difficult proposition in dire financial times. An ability to trust your team or your coworker is fundamental to success however. A trust survey conducted in 2009 reports that companies with the most trust in each other enjoyed the highest profit margins. Trust is a major driver of your business and you should do everything you can to build trust in and amongst your team. Andy Atkins writes for Fast Company about how leaders build trust to drive results.
Trust is a necessary component of successful leadership–leaders need trust in order to drive business results. Yet trust in business has been eroding for some time. Judging by many employee engagement scores, employees have been disengaging for at least a decade.
But there are important hopeful indicators–and some tangible, highly effective steps for building trust that leaders can take now.
He points to three specific solutions that will help build trust amongst your team to ignite their cooperation and nurture their trust in each other. Trust is based on performance and reliability so in order for your team to trust each other they must have a good working relationship where they work in sync and have the knowledge that they can count on their teammates to achieve results. Building trust in your team today is a win for team members, leadership, and the organization as a whole. What are you doing to build trust in your team today?