Team Building Exercises to Build Trust Among Employees

by Josephson Institute on July 16, 2014

Guest post by Monica Gomez

Over 250 years ago, English theologian and poet Isaac Watts said, “Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.”

And he  may be especially true in the competitive environment of the workplace, where jockeying for position and battling over turf are often widespread.

Suspicion and mutual mistrust at work sap creativity and productivity. On the other hand, according to human resource experts TTG Consultants, companies that actively foster cooperation and an esprit de corps among employees provide motivation and inspiration that results in a better business all around.

But how does a company go about cultivating a positive and trusting atmosphere?

Of course, teaching by example is key: Top managers must consistently demonstrate that they are worthy of others’ trust. And they must take every opportunity to show trust and confidence in those who report to them.

Many companies also use team-building exercises to help employees get to know – and trust – each other. [click to continue…]

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