Is Your Team A ‘High-Trust Environment’?
Among all the new phrases we’re getting right now like ‘social distancing’ and ‘self-isolation’ is ‘high-trust environment’. The Govt uses it about an unenforced lockdown and wage subsidies to employers that are supposed to be passed on to employees. There is a need for speed, and a cost to enforcement, so who am I to argue? Clearly, not everyone can be trusted but (hopefully) most can, and someone will sort the stragglers when the dust settles.
I’m not in charge of a country (& neither are people who post comments on online news sites). But, during crises and beyond, our ability to achieve is highly impacted by our team’s ability to generate a high-trust environment.
Self-assessments are by definition SELF-assessments, so your FEELINGS about how your own team is doing on the trust front might be interesting but they’re a fraction of the picture. How can you better assess the current state of trust, determine where it should be, AND get yourself from A to B? It’s especially critical for remote teams who are separated by geography and schedule.
This is one of the personal and professional effectiveness topics I coach online in highly interactive sessions with practical takeaways. Let me know if you want to learn more.