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Building Trust in the Workplace

Updated: Nov 12

Building Trust in the workplace is essential in the current environment of remote, hybrid and in-person environments. I have experienced that there are 4 critical components to building trust.


They are...

Communication

Reliability

Patience

Listening Skills


In a recent Leadership Lesson with my team, I covered the importance of Part 1: Communication...


“The difference between the right word and the almost right word…is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” -Mark Twain

Your tone, word choices, and even the method you use can influence and negatively or positively impact how something is delivered and received.


How well do you communicate?


Write down some ways you know that you communicate well with your teammates.


Then write down some ways you could improve your communication with others.


Becoming aware of your strengths and the areas that could use some improvement illuminates your understanding of how you communicate, not only with yourself but just as significantly, how your communication styles impact others.


Check your emails for at least 10 seconds before you send them. It is in these tiny moments, where just the change in one or two words, can make all of the difference in how someone relates to you and if they feel that they can trust you.


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