Given that we don't always see each other it is really important that our communications are perceived as tactful. Coming on too strong with feedback to some staff members who might prefer feedback couched in a different way, can quickly erode trust, which impacts both results and relationships. Consider what tact means to each team member? What does direct look like and sound like? When might that not work for team members?
T is also for Trust, a key ingreient in the creation of a high performing virtual team. when trust levels are low, you might see the following behaviors in a remote team:
1. No feedback
2. Lack of communication
3. People working in silos - failing to share information and/or considering what the impact of their work (and mistakes) are on others
4. Failing to flag important issues that are happening at local levels
6. No team connection
All of these have an immediate business impact.
Questions to consider:
What is the state of trust in the team right now?
What behaviors might be a flag that trust is not where it should be?
What do you want to do about it?
Check out other Teams365 posts which have focused on trust, and team leadership here.
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