In today’s hyper-connected world, where the line between personal and professional lives often blurs, fostering trust within teams is more crucial than ever. In this episode, we delve deep into the journey of building team trust and its profound impact on team productivity, engagement, and innovation. We explore five key behaviors that lay a solid foundation of trust within teams, share glimpses from our own experiences, and offer guidance on nurturing a positive team culture where everyone feels safe, engaged, productive, and inspired to innovate. Enjoy!
What if I told you that the secret to a high-performing team lies in its level of trust? In this episode, we do a deep dive into the nuances of trust issues on a team, and how they trickle down to create tension and mistrust among team members. In our conversation, we discuss how special behavior can detract from productivity, why going rogue is damaging, how splinter cells can create instability, and the impact of underlying team tension. We’ll also explore the significance of investing in team leaders and the steps necessary to build a thriving team culture.
Whether you’re a team leader seeking to create a positive and high-performing culture, or an individual wanting to better navigate your professional relationships, this episode is packed with insights you don’t want to miss. Enjoy!
Building trust is not just about external factors, but also about introspection and personal contributions. To establish trust, we need to recognize our positive and negative behaviors. Four key characteristics foster trust: boundaries, reliability, integrity, and generosity. It’s important to reflect on our Strengths and areas for growth in these areas, as trust is a personal and ongoing journey.
Trust is complex. Sometimes it comes easy, sometimes not so much. It can be delicate, fragile, or in some cases nearly indestructible. But what makes certain people trust more easily than others? And what even is trust to begin with. In this post, we’ll explore trust, a vital element of team health, by examining personal trust patterns, preferences, reasons, and methods. Our goal is to help you in forming your unique definition of trust.
On this episode of the podcast, Linda Schubring and Nathan Freeburg talk about two traits that help build trust. Our thinking on this has been shaped by a book many of us on the team have read called, “No One Understands You and What to Do About It” by Heidi Grant Halverson. It’s about how our everyday interactions are colored by our subtle biases which distort how others see us and also shape how we see them. Or put another way, it’s about understanding perception and judgment. One of the key quotes in the book is ”we judge other people by how we perceive them. But we want to be judged by our intentions.”