The Costs of Failing Are Great

How do you build a team that trusts each other to speak their mind and take risks?

How do you make it possible for the team to engage in passionate and sometimes emotional debate, knowing that they will not be punished for saying something that might otherwise be interpreted as destructive or critical?

Establish vulnerability-based trust.

“Teams that lack trust waste inordinate amounts of time and energy managing their behaviors and interactions within the group.  They tend to dread team meetings and are reluctant to take risks in asking for or offering assistance to others.  As a result, morale on distrusting teams is usually quite low, and unwanted turnover is high.”

Vulnerability-Based Trust: Your Key to High-Performance Teams [J.D. Meier]

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