Over the past several posts I’ve shared how you can take a real look at your level of confidence in your team members. Ultimately, confidence is the foundation of every relationship and therefore, every collaborative team. Fostering this confidence in your team can happen when each member knows they can fully believe in one another’s level of competence, openness, reliability, fairness and caring.
If you haven’t done so, take a look at our Confidence Inventory. Now it’s time to identify ways to increase that level of confidence you have in your team. Use the checklist below to identify ways to build others’ confidence in you, your confidence in others, or the confidence among your team. The ideas have been categorized by Confidence Factor so you can zero in on your trouble spots. Get started immediately to build confidence and create collaboration in your workplace.
To build COMPETENCE, try:
¨ Competency and skill development
¨ Link individual efforts to the bigger picture
¨ Identify external threats and challenges
¨ Coaching and mentoring
¨ Praise and encouragement
To build OPENNESS, try:
¨ Personal disclosure
¨ Willingness to be vulnerable
¨ Candid words and caring tone
¨ Honest communication
To build RELIABILITY, try:
¨ Clear expectations
¨ Personal accountability
¨ Consistency, certainty, dependability
¨ Maintain confidentiality
To build FAIRNESS, try:
¨ Fair, equitable, impartial treatment
¨ Share resources
To build CARING, try:
¨ Accept and value others’ differences
¨ Freedom from harm/hurt
¨ Listen carefully
¨ Supportive relationships
At the end of the day, we’re all looking to have confidence in our coworkers. Take action to build confidence and trust in your workplace. Let us know what you try and how it goes.
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