Trust is not easy.
It is easier to create protocols, procedures, and manuals. It is easier to create scripts, systems, and structures.
These other things are easier, because then we don’t have to get into the difficulties of actually connecting on a personal level with another person. We don’t have to give them responsibility without knowing for sure if they will succeed or fail. We don’t need to work on our interpersonal skills because we can simply lay it all out for them.
But, we also hamper the creativity and abilities of the person are working with. We short circuit any attempts are true collaboration and innovation because there is no room to try anything new.
Trust is key if we are really going to work well with our team.
How do you build trust in your team?