Trust is all about vulnerability. When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, they are able to build vulnerability-based trust. Team members who trust one another can be comfortable being open, even exposed, to one another regarding their failures, weaknesses, and fears. Trust is the basis for the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.
Holding One Another Accountable
When everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they will be more willing to hold one another accountable. When it comes to teamwork, accountability means the willingness of team members to remind one another when they are not living up to agreed-on performance standards. A transition to a culture where people have higher standards and accountability leads to results.
Focusing on Results
When a team fails to focus on results, it....
- Rarely defeats its competitors
- Loses achievement-oriented employees
- Becomes easily distracted
- Stagnates and fails to grow