TRUST HAS ECONOMIC VALUE
Strong teams make strong companies. A healthy organizational culture — along with stellar products, strategic thinking and execution — drives exceptional results. That is because sustained success depends as much on learning and profiting from mistakes as on marketing, sales or finance. Teams learn effectively when leaders and members hold themselves accountable, analyze performance honestly and speak the truth without fear.
On the flip side, companies can hit a wall when there is a system-wide failure of trust. When team leaders cannot hear or use diverse perspectives to find innovative solutions, unspoken conflict goes underground: Back channeling and finger-pointing create silos, breakdowns in collaboration and stagnant growth. Turnaround requires a hard look at company culture.
GREAT TEAMS ESTABLISH TRUST EARLY
Building a baseline of trust and openness fosters direct communication, efficiency, and the leveraging of individual strengths. A virtuous cycle of respect, truth-telling and explicit agreements allows teams to stay nimble, aligned and focused as they navigate the inevitable challenges.
Developing and maintaining high performance teams does not have to mean ropes courses and mandatory social gatherings. A simple, 4-step process — the Trust Workout — can fast-track organizational health.
Like going to the gym, with regular practice, the Trust Workout builds lasting strength. When leaders show that they understand and appreciate their team members, have their backs and speak the truth, employees quickly get the message. They feel motivated and empowered. They work in common cause, pivot swiftly from mistakes, and find reasons to succeed.
WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT
Great products, focused strategy and market demand are necessary, but insufficient conditions of success. Even the right talent is not enough. Our approach to winning involves cultivating strong leaders who bring out the best in their teams. With trust as the foundation, the whole far exceeds the sum of the parts.
Sample of Services:
- Team Building: The Trust Workout
- Facilitation of Strategic Alignment Meetings
- Conflict Resolution