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Building Trust – Your Foundation to a Functional Team


Do you think that you have a solid foundation of trust in your organization? I believe that people should work with organizations that they enjoy, where they are valued and connected and ultimately find joy at work. Working in collaboration with others on a cohesive team is one element of finding this joy at work. One of the foundations to achieving a cohesive team is building trust. Consider these behaviors that deteriorate trust, do any of them exist on your team?

  • Gossip
  • Undermining others
  • Taking credit for someone else’s work
  • Lack of personal accountability
  • Not holding others accountable for their performance or behavior
  • Failing to do what one said they would do
  • Not speaking up in meetings, then having a separate “meeting after the meeting”
  • Lack of engagement
  • Faking commitment

These are just a few of the destructive behaviors that erode trust in organizations. Building trust requires the team to be vulnerable with one another and have the confidence among each other that each individuals’ intentions are good. It creates the environment where each can share their ideas and input freely without fear of repercussion. It inspires each to participate in a genuine way.

If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to improve trust on your team Insight HRM offers a development program called The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.

Amy Bergman, the President of Insight HRM, is an Accredited Facilitator of the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team development program.

About Amy Bergman
Amy Bergman is the President of Insight HRM, LLC. She has an array of experience in Human Resource Consulting, Career Coaching, Municipal Government, Non-Profit Organizations, Retail, Manufacturing, Health and the Financial Services industries. Amy’s role is providing strategic HR Solutions for a variety of financial institutions, nonprofits and small businesses; as well as Career Coaching for individuals and organizations.
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