Right now, companies that are unaccustomed to remote working are, all of a sudden, having to trust their team members in a whole new way. But this trust doesn’t happen overnight, it requires conscious belief, conviction and energy.
Teams that do not trust each other tend to conceal their weaknesses and mistakes from one another. This can lead to further mistrust as team members may suspect that something is being concealed, even when it isn’t.
How about dedicating some time this week to start building trust in your team? The simple exercise below is a good starting point, and will help provide, even temporarily, an atmosphere of vulnerability, camaraderie and fun.
“Two Truths And A Lie!
Each person takes a turn to say 3 things about themselves- two of those things are true and one is a lie.
The group must guess which one is the lie.
Top Tip: The facilitator needs to set parameters around keeping the game non-judgemental, appropriate and light-hearted. It also helps if the facilitator goes first and people are given advance warning.