The Insider's Guide to Building Trust on Your Team

Teambuilding begins with trust.

Successful relationships include a certain level of trust. All teams need trust to work together cohesively throughout the course of a season. Laying the groundwork at the beginning of the season is important to the health of your team - from the day to day to the long haul.

This doesn't have to take a whole lot of time. Keep it simple to make it powerful.

Why is trust the foundational element? Patrick Lencioni wrote a book about five dysfunctions of a team: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results.

If a team doesn't trust one another, they'll never get real with each other. If they don't have a healthy level of conflict, then they will never commit to one another. If they never make that commitment, then accountability becomes less important and the results a team works towards become irrelevant.

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