If you want to have a high performing team with good communication, trust will be key. Think about who you work the best with. You probably have a good level of trust between you.
The Importance of Trust
It goes without saying that trust is important to any relationship. If we don’t trust someone, we are not going to give them much information. This is why it is key to ensuring each team member feels safe to speak their mind, give feedback, and suggest ideas.
In order to increase trust, we must be consistent and truthful as much as possible. We must also allow others to speak without judging or belittling them. And each team member must have the chance to speak equally. More importantly, everyone must give their full attention to the person speaking and listen without interruption. A good practice is to give each person a set amount of time to speak equally.