How To Develop TRUST Within Teams

Develop Trust within team

Trust is an incredibly vital aspect of any relationship or team-building process. It serves as the foundation upon which everything else is built. While many individuals struggle in this area, it’s important to take a step back and reflect on our own trustworthiness.


Allow me to pose a few questions to gauge your level of trustworthiness:

1. Have you ever made promises that you were unable to fulfill in the past month?

2. Do you find yourself arriving late for meetings or appointments, even if it’s just a minute?

3. Have your family members or spouse ever doubted the truthfulness of your words?

4. Are there instances in your life where you have acted inconsistently?


If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, it may be worth considering working on improving your trustworthiness. I understand that trust can be demanding, but it’s important to realize that people judge us based on our actions and words. Sometimes, they even judge us based on what we choose not to say or do.


Develop Trust:

Consistency is a key factor in cultivating trust within a team or with loved ones. Before a team can reach its full potential, it must strive for consistency in interactions and task execution. For instance, if I schedule a meeting for 3pm, it’s vital that we start promptly at that time. Consistently starting meetings late raises doubts about reliability, and the team’s commitment to even the smallest tasks. Trust in the small things lays the groundwork for addressing larger issues.

One crucial aspect of cultivating trust within a team or with loved ones is consistency.


Honor Small Agreements:

Building trust within a team involves focusing on making and honoring small agreements. Being dependable in the little things paves the way for achieving bigger things. Consistently meaning what we say fosters reliability, showing others they can trust us to follow through with our words and actions.


Fulfilling Promises:

Consistency is especially crucial when it comes to fulfilling promises, such as rewarding the team for meeting targets or delivering quotations to clients on time, as promised.


In Conclusion:

Can you be trusted?

Develop Trust


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Kenneth Kwan, CSP

Kenneth Kwan is an internationally recognized Author, Global Leadership and Motivational Speaker, renowned for his ability to inspire and empower audiences worldwide. With over a decade of experience, he has spoken to leaders from 40 countries, helping transform cultures and shift mindsets within Multi-National Companies (MNCs) and Government Organizations. Kenneth’s expertise in solution-focused thinking and strategic planning has guided numerous businesses toward significant results and high-performance environments. Featured in esteemed media outlets like Channel News Asia and Malaysia's BFM89.9, his insights on leadership and motivation are highly sought after. Kenneth's book, "Small Steps To Big Changes," showcases his profound wisdom and practical strategies, making a lasting impact in lectures and training programs across the region.