As we wrap up to the 20 for 20 series, I want to put some further attention around some of the Team Essentials. These are things that we will want to return back to and explore further with those we work with – even if we work remote. In fact, trust can become an even more important issue for those working in the remote space. It’s our trust levels that often go hand in hand with our sense of connection. When working remote, that sense of connection can have significant impact on our motivation, engagement and even ability to show up and do great work, day in and day out. If we don’t trust, or even know, those in our team, it’s hard to collaborate. This will ultimately have an impact on outcomes and results.
What are the different ways we can build trust? I like to go back to the basics. Trust is seen through behaviors we undertake and choose to share. It includes the things that can seem mundane like:
- Showing up
- Being prepared
- Following through on what we say we will
- Providing feedback (about what’s working, and when its not!)
- Inquiring/asking questions
There are several excellent models around trust that teams may want to explore. Two that I have continued to point to include:
- Reina and Reina’s model around trust – Check out some of their writing here.
- Stephen Covey’s books around Smart Trust and the Speed of Trust
What are the books and resources you recommend around trust? Are there any podcasts or other resources you go-to on a regular basis?
Enjoy the conversation,
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