Building Trust in Teams
Post date: Mar 13, 2017 1:48:01 PM
How to build trust in teams
There doesn't appear to be a thorough list out there. I see repetition with a few attributes, such as using effective team building exercises, and getting to know one another better, but I want to put a few of my ideas down and welcome feedback on what you would include/exclude from my list.
- Lead by example - be open and transparent as a leader - if you make a mistake admit it
- Encourage diversity when recruiting, without this you will experience "group-think" and stagnate
- Respond to mistakes constructively - by quickly addressing, but providing a no-blame culture so that people can learn from mistakes
- Give honour where honour is due - don't hog the glory yourself for a team achievement - rather honour those who bring success to the team
- Provide vision - communicate where you are intending to go as a team
- Show your values as a team - what is important to your business
- Respect and encourage constructive debate - allow people to express their concerns, but encourage this to be done with respect
- Give people responsibility and authority to act
- Do not allow back-biting, but keep constructive communication open in meetings
- Seek 360 degree feedback from your team and encourage team members to do the same
- Provide opportunity to let your hair down with each other - team away day maybe?
- If you have anything I can add to my list please let me know. I value contributions from those out there who have worked in a good team before (or still).