The question is how to be true to yourself and your team members.
No doubt, trust is one of the essential foundations on which to build a great team or your company culture.
According to Ultimate Software and The Center for Generational Kinetics report, “93% of workers say that having trust in their direct supervisor is important to remain satisfied at work and 91% say the same about trust in their colleagues or coworkers. “74% of employees would leave an organization if they don’t trust its leadership.”
Clearly, if you want to keep your business running smoothly and create an environment that fosters teamwork and goodwill, then you have to build trust in your company or department’s culture.
Think it like this way: you don’t want to miss the top talent just because you have a lack of trust in your team, company or leadership skills. Lack of trust always results in poor performance, lack of commitment, defensive approach, and problem employees which mean less collaboration, lack of creative thinking, and poor productivity.
What else can damage your company?
So, as a leader or business owner, what can you do to create a culture that your employee will trust?
Well, there are hundreds of ways and strategies to achieve that. However, “communication” is the first thing to start with while building trust with your employees.
You should make sure that you and everyone in your team communicating openly and honestly to each other. Weekly team meeting, informal discussions, and 1 on 1 discussion are some of the great ways to communicate with your employees.
The infographic below from The Business Backer lists other strategies to build trust with your employees.
Pro Tip: If you feel that someone is damaging the company’s or team’s trust and morale, say goodbye to such people.
How are you building trust with your employees? Have something to add? Please share in the comment section.