Determine the extent to which your team builds trust and works toward a common objective
High-performing teams thrive in an environment that is increasingly globalized, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. These teams innovate, adapt and adjust to the unknown. They exhibit reduced turnover, higher engagement and increased fulfillment. Their commonality? They all have high levels of trust. While inspiration gets people to take the first step and follow in the calm, trust gets people to climb the hill and brave the storm together. One of the most powerful elements of building this trust resides in caring enough to tell the truth and the courage to tell it. In a word, candor. To varying degrees, we act out of self-interest and self-preservation. While selfish members win within groups, groups of altruists prevail over groups of selfish members.
The BW Leadership Institute’s proprietary Candor Assessment, a 10 minute online survey, informs an organization of gaps in three main areas: people, purpose and performance. Close these and have the honest, and sometimes difficult, conversations that lead to a more unified movement. The first step to close these gaps? Identify them. The second step? Work on the leadership skills required to align efforts. The Candor Assessment includes a structured, facilitated experience that build team cohesion through the work of purpose, values, feedback and recognition.