An article written by Forbes magazine on a study done by Yoshi Beier dives deep into trust and openness in the workplace. He says trust in work settings comes in two forms: interpersonal and organisational.
Whether you’re interacting with your peers, your boss, or your clients, it’s always important to practice what you preach, keep your promises and come clean as soon as possible when you make a mistake. Building trust interpersonally isn’t really an option when you want to establish credibility.
Organisational trust relies on an individual’s ability to build trust and take it to a more complex level. By establishing your company’s mission, culture, and values, you can ensure confidence in your long-term and short-term future.
In a high performing team, members should always feel safe to engage in honest conversations about performance with any member, irrespective of their position on the team. By developing the ability to have real talk within an organisation, you can instill trust and happiness with each other, which is really important to fuel collaboration and innovation.
It’s also important to remember that the strength of your internal relationships drives the success of your external results. Forged on connection and trust, it’s impossible to succeed without relationships that allow you to grow.
To be a trustworthy leader, it’s important to:
If you’re struggling to gain the trust of your employees or co-workers, we can guide you step-by-step. We offer a range of support from leadership development to individual leadership coaching. Get in touch with the team at Performance by Design today.