How high would you set your goals if you knew your team would give 100% and support you, all the way to the top?
Trust has long been known to be a cornerstone of success. If you Google ‘trust building’ you will get an abundance of links with activities involving blindfolds, trust falls and walking around the woods in the dark. There is not anything wrong with them per se. But, they miss the point that the basis of trust is knowing someone well enough to believe in them.
I have never met anyone who enjoys being involved in ice breakers or trust exercises. But they always seem to be the go to answer for team building. We suggest getting to know your team on a personal level and that means being willing to share yourself. What makes you trust worthy? Do your actions match your words? How do you decide you can trust someone? What would you need to make that happen more quickly?
If you and your team are communicating well and handling conflict in a productive way I can guarantee there is trust. If you are observing gossip, politics, power plays or other drama it is a good time to go back to the building blocks of teamwork. Champion Performance Development can help get an existing team back on track or bring a new team in on the right foot. Contact us to start the process of developing a program customized to you!
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