High Impact teams operate in an atmosphere of trust. Championship basketball teams can run last-second, game-winning plays, moving the ball quickly from person to person for an open shot, because they trust each other to be where they need to be and execute their role.
But when it’s time for the leadership team in a corporation to put together the upcoming fiscal year’s budget and they’re tasked with increasing profitability by eliminating costs, many react by trying to protect their departmental funds and headcount, withholding information, and keeping their team under the radar. As members of the leadership team jockey to keep what they have, they morph into territorial adversaries, and their lack of trust in each other produces a company culture full of suspicion and mistrust.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Strong relationships—personal and professional—are built on trust. Read more here.