BUILDING TRUST IN LEADERSHIP TEAMS
While it’s true that behind every great company is a great management team. It is also true that trust is the fuel that empowers leadership teams to thrive.
As executives model the behaviours that form the organisational culture, any weaknesses with how the C-Suite work together are likely to be amplified and manifested throughout the firm.
Trust is foundational for all high performance relationships. To improve trust in an organisations starts with the leadership team. This means each management team member must be able to confidently rely on and predict that others will do the right thing and make good on their promises.
Just like fish don’t know their swimming in water. Often, executives don’t know that trust issues are causing them to hold back from 100% commitment to the company vision.
That is why we designed the SUCCEeD Together Trust Framework® that has improving trust as the foundation for improving senior leadership team interactions. Our framework has been designed from the ground up with trust at it’s core, not bolted on, like other methodologies.
It is based on six essential trust drivers that help leaders focus on the right management practices to build collaborative, high functioning teams. In the absence of certain elements, you can expect more employee resistance and slower rates of change adoption. It provides senior leaders with a strong framework for identifying, understanding, discussing and improving workplace trust.
"The challenges we were trying to overcome were a SLT that could work better together. The work we did with Marie-Claire enabled people to have greater confidence to talk about the reasons behind the decisions they were making or challenges they were facing. Reactions that they had to work requests or deadlines… it helped them feel confident it was ok to go into a little bit more detail as to the context behind the situation. And then reach agreed outcomes that were going to be better for both parties and ultimately, better for our business."
The SUCCEeD Together Trust Framework® covers six essential trust drivers that leaders need to focus on to build trust – in teams, with individuals and the organisation. In the absence of certain elements, you can expect more employee resistance and slower rates of change adoption.
To optimise your leadership team, we work with you to customise an initial awareness building workshop (including assessments) to ensure it helps your leaders on the first step of their journey towards change.
After all, you can’t improve performance if leaders believe that everything is fine.
Our leadership team program is customised to your needs and includes:
- An online senior leadership team assessment undertaken before the first workshop to better understand your strengths and weaknesses. You can see our process here.
- Stakeholder interviews with those who work with your leadership team to understand their experiences and how they need the leadership team to best work together. This often includes interviews with each leadership team member to better understand their context.
- A series of half day facilitated workshops to help your team reflect on the assessment results and to work out the best steps forward. This is supplemented with leadership tools for team members to use with each other and their own teams.