Learning to Improve Productivity in Dispersed Teams
Over the last few months, many leaders have quickly learnt to lead a remote team while working from home.
Trust is the cornerstone of business. It’s the basis of every human relationship, every interaction, every communication, every initiative, every work project and even any strategic imperative you need to accomplish.
Trust is essential. Without it, social groups can’t function properly. Without trust, you generate a dysfunctional organisation with teams that make disappointing progress. An organisation that generates low trust is like a plane without fuel. You can fumble around in it all you want but it’s not going to successfully advance you to your destination.
It is trust that shifts a group of people into a team.
Yet, how often do you really think about trust and its daily impact? Trust is an emotional issue and it’s usually difficult to see, or even understand, in a workplace.
Let’s take a look at what some of the world’s greats – past, present and made up, have to say about trust.
“Trust isn’t what we do; it is what results from what we do.” Richard Fagerlin
“If you want to be trusted, you’ve got to give trust—you’ve got to give it to get it.” Stephen M.R. Covey
“When it comes to building trust, leaders go first.” Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner
Little wonder then that trust, or the lack of it, has shaped humanity. What are your favourite quotes on trust?