It’s been proven time and again that a major factor in high performing teams is a trusting environment. We do our best work when we feel safe, supported and free to explore new ideas and innovative solutions. To cultivate trust in your organization consider the following:

  1. Be committed to your word
  2. Be open and actively seek ideas from your team
  3. Be honest and offer respectful feedback
  4. Be empathetic so people feel what they say matters to you

Building trust builds influence, demonstrates integrity, motivates others, and strengthens our character as individuals. I’d say that’s well worth a little daily effort.