The importance of building trust with your team can’t be overstated. If you don’t have trust, your team likely won’t reach their full potential or achieve the results you know are possible. It can be hard to take an honest look at your own leadership to determine if your actions are building trust, but it’s imperative if you want to grow and thrive as a company. Consider these five ways you can build trust with your employees.
Stability is a recipe for success in an organization. If employees don’t know what to expect from you, they won’t know how to respond to you. This is why you can’t go flying off the handle one day and then handle a similar situation different the next. It’s important to set a standard of behavior and responses that remain consistent so your team can feel at ease working for you.
As a leader, you have to understand the concept of accepting responsibility. More than just the morality of it, it’s important to model to your team. If it is your mistake, it shows you’re willing to admit it and learn from it. When you accept responsibility for a mistake for your team, it lets them know you’re on their side and won’t throw them under a bus to make yourself look better.
When you say you’ll do something, do you follow through? Your word is your bond, as some say, and your employees want to know they can rely on you to actually do what you tell them you will. Make sure when you tell an employee something, you stand by it, or if something changes, you keep them updated.
Playing favorites is a no-no at all times, especially because it can destroy trust on your team. Treating everyone on your team equally is key to showing your employees they can trust you because you don’t view anyone as better than anyone else. Plus, everyone will feel more engaged because it’s an equal opportunity setting.
More than just scheduling team building activities to help grow your employees, you should participate as well. Not only is it helpful in improving how everyone works together, but it also allows you to get to know them in different environments, potentially outside of the office, which encourages relationship building.
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