Do Your Team Members Trust Each Other?

Is trust important to a team? You bet it is. Without a foundation of trust, your team will never reach its full potential. So how do you find out the trust level in your team and what can you do about it?

A good starting point is to survey your team members, assess the results and move forward from there. And I have found just the right tool for you to do that.

Leadership expert, Dan Oestreich, has created a survey that measures trust in your team. And he's made it available to you for free. (Yea!!) The Team Trust Survey can help you find out how trust — or the lack of it — affects the way people engage, decide, produce, innovate, and share in success.

You can get the survey here.

To get started, download the survey and share it with your team. Then follow these suggestions from Dan on ways you can use the survey with your team.

  • Our team is performing at an acceptable level. How do we take it to its full potential?
  • We are consciously working to build our trust levels and team performance. What will help us the most?
  • We are already an extraordinary team. Where can we go from here?
  • We have conflicts, disrespect, and “undiscussables” causing tension for us. What can we do about it?

I hope you find the survey useful and would love to hear what you think of it.

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About Denise O'Berry

Denise O'Berry is President of The Small Business Edge Corp, a small business consulting firm. A small business owner since 1996, Denise understands the challenges facing small business. She's lived them herself and helped hundreds of clients work through the frustrations, fears, and joys of owning a small business. Denise is the author of Small Business Cash Flow: Strategies for Making Your Business a Financial Success, a practical guide about keeping the cash in your business - where it belongs. Find more resources and tips at deniseoberry.com and askteamdoc.com