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How to develop trust with your team

Updated: Nov 24, 2021

“Employees who are less trusted by their manager exert less effort, are less productive, and are more likely to leave the organization. Employees who do feel trusted are higher performers and exert extra effort, going above and beyond role expectations. Plus, when employees feel their supervisors trust them to get key tasks done, they have greater confidence in the workplace and perform at a higher level.”

Harvard Business Review

You trusted your people enough to recruit them, right? And you’re still employing them, so presumably you still trust them (if not, have a think about why – do you know enough about them? Have you been giving them feedback to resolve the issues you have with them or their performance / behaviours?)

So the next thing is: how do you show your trust in your people?

Communicate and share your business goals