I have often noted how trust is the foundation of any long-lasting, high-performance board or team. This excellent article by HBR asks the questions: How much do you really trust your team, and how much do they trust you? It then provides some ideas for building trust levels in various areas: https://bit.ly/AspireMCL091 At heart, healthy, trusting relations stem from a proper understanding of ourselves and others (motivations, preferred behaviours, reactions to conflict, etc.
The trend towards remote and home working was already apparent before Covid-19 made it a necessity. As a return to normal edges closer, many companies and their workers are trying to weigh up the pros and cons of returning to the office or sticking with current arrangements. Many of those whose staff are relatively local are leaning towards a hybrid model with, say, 2 days per week in the office and the remainder spent working from home. In short, it appears that for most, re
Do your employees trust your leadership? Does it really matter? An all too common answer to the first question is ‘probably not’, but the proven answer to the second is ‘definitely!’ An extensive Gallup survey showed that only one in 3 employees strongly agree that they trust their organization’s leadership* But why does it matter? There are many reasons why trust is essential not only to good leadership but to good teamwork. Pat Lencioni’s ‘5 Behaviours of a Cohesive Team’ r