Working remotely requires a high level of trust among team members and also between teams. As a result, leaders and managers are now being bombarded with both new trust challenges and others they may have failed to address pre pandemic.

Let’s begin by identifying some of the most common trust challenges inside teams and organizations:

  • Dishonesty or distortions of the truth
  • Inconsistent talk and actions (saying
  • one thing and doing another)
  • High employee turnover and low engagement
  • Slow innovation
  • Disrespect including micromanagement
  • Lack of transparency, hidden agendas and suspicion
  • Low accountability
  • Compliance and regulations drive decision making

The good news is that, contrary to popular belief, fixing or increasing trust need not be viewed as an insurmountable challenge. With the right tools and resources, and by taking the following three essential steps, trust can quickly be addressed.