It has been proven time and time again that companies with a collaborative atmosphere perform at a higher level than companies where employees have a me-first mentality.
As a leader, building relationships with your team members is a sure way of getting your team to fully trust you and your judgment. By showing that you genuinely care for them and their well-being, they will trust you to make decisions on their behalf. A leader who fails to acknowledge their followers, will not have that trust, which usually results in an insecure team and an unstable culture.
Building trust among a team is crucial, and often, that's where the fun side of team building comes in. Many companies are getting a little more creative with their team building exercises by taking team retreats, trying out activities such as paintball, forming small groups where team members can get to know each other, and more. Sometimes the answer to a solid team building session is just to step outside of the company walls and do something new together.
Watch the following Leadercast Now videos to learn more about team building and how it fosters trust within an organization.