How to build trust in your team

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How to build trust in your team

As a leader have you ever wondered how to encourage greater team performance?

The foundation to team performance is having trust between team members. Without trust it’s hard to achieve much at all.

One of the most powerful behaviours you can do as a leader is to demonstrate you are self aware. Do it every day. In your meetings, in your projects and in your interactions. Demonstrate to others that you know yourself and that you need the help of others to compliment you and together you can achieve your targets and challenges. These actions will encourage your team to trust you.

One of the best things you can do for your team is provide them time to become self aware. Time to learn about their strengths, their weaknesses and what they bring to the team. And then encourage them to share that with each other. Then sit back and watch the trust levels rise.

Trust me – they will rise!

The tool we use for building self awareness with teams is the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. It’s an oldie but a goodie! When administered well, Myers Briggs has a huge impact on people. They learn a lot about themselves and why they behave and communicate the way they do. It helps individuals feel accepting of themselves. We then add the bonus of individuals learning about others using Myers Briggs. The outcomes we see are team members having a greater understanding and appreciation of each other. This results in greater tolerance and reduction of conflict in the workplace.

If you’d like to talk more about some of the practical actions you can take with your team to build self awareness and trust, send us an email. It would be great to hear from you.