“High trust organizations outperform low trust organization on total shareholder ROI by more than 280%.” –Towers Watson Worldwide Study
The Challenge Of Building Trust
One of the biggest challenges teams and organizations face in today’s business environment is a lack of trust in the workplace. In the majority of engagement survey results we’ve seen, “lack of trust” is almost always present as one of the areas needing attention and improvement.
Trust in Teams Is a Non-negotiable
A team that doesn’t trust each other is really just a group of individuals that work on tasks but never reach their full potential. They cannot bring forth exceptional results as a team. The bottom line: low-trust teams don‘t perform well or produce exceptional business outcomes. Why? Low-trust teams argue over roles and responsibilities. They don’t consistently cooperate or collaborate with each other. Rifts form. Confidence is overshadowed by doubt. The team environment weakens. Everything begins to take longer and becomes harder. Commitment, productivity, innovation, and team engagement all suffer because trust is absent from the mix. Trust is the cornerstone of engagement.
Trust Makes Teams Work
Teams with high-trust connect, collaborate, and allow team members to do their best work together. They support one another. They work smarter, faster and accomplish more. Business results are achieved through relationships. Authentic relationships are built on trust. Teams do their best work in a workplace that has a culture of trust built into it. Bottom line: Trust makes teams work because trust builds the bridge between the business need for results and the human need for connection.
Building Team Trust: Trust Accelerators Workshop (Onsite and Virtual)
Our half-day and 1-day workshops – which we call “Trust Accelerators™”– are professionally prepared, dynamically presented, interactive team sessions. Participants will discover how trust is the foundation of effective relationships leading to exceptional business outcomes. They will take a confidential trust assessment, engage in group learnings and discussions, and participate in active, fun, and safe conversations around trust-building. Team relationships with colleagues will be strengthened. The trust workshop ends by inspiring participants to apply their individual and team insights in order to go to the next level as a team.
Virtual Online Option Available
Our virtual team training option enables you to continue to train and develop your associates when many employees will be working remotely. Video conferencing is easy, cost-efficient and allows teams across locations to meet face-to-face. We use Zoom which allows you to connect your team from anywhere in the world. When you participate in a live Trust forming virtual team training session, we seamlessly share content and bring teams together for an engaging, participatory, interactive, and fun learning session.
Trust Team-Building Training Workshop Take-Aways:
- Learn how trust affects engagement, innovation, and performance
- Discover the proven behaviors that build trust on a high-performance team
- Understand the common, and often unintentional actions that erode trust
- Gain self-awareness on your current level of trustworthiness
- Acquire tips you can use to immediately to strengthen your trustworthiness
- Improve collaboration, teamwork, and innovation
- Explore how to rebuild trust when it’s been broken and work effectively again in those relationships where trust has been compromised
The ‘glue’ to bring this group together
Thank you for presenting an excellent leadership session to the Ohio University Health Policy Fellowship Class. The Fellows were unanimous in rating you and your session as the highest-rated session of the weekend. They commented on how impressed they were that you were attuned to them to the point that you organized the session based on their interests and goals—the gold standard for an effective educator. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with someone with your breadth of experience and knowledge—as well as such a great facilitator. Nancy Cooper, Fellowship Coordinator, Ohio University
Very positive experience
The training experience was very positive for us because you had such great insights. It was an enriching experience learning about ourselves as well as others on our team. We appreciated the way you created an active learning environment. We highly recommend this training for other employers and their employees. Your workshop was an incredible learning experience and we had a lot of “takeaways” as well as some thoughtful reflection. We appreciate your openness and passion. Thanks again for your wonderful training! Tammy Skrinski, Christie Neal – Veterans Service Representatives
Trust Building Team Facilitator, Certified Coach, Corporate Trainer
Dr. Christopher Meade brings nearly 25 years of entrepreneurship, business ownership and management experience to his role as president and chief training officer at Leadership Alive, Inc.,®. Chris holds a PhD from the University of Idaho in Adult & Organizational Learning with a concentration in Leadership. A former business school dean and award-winning MBA instructor, Chris has coached and trained over 10,000+ leaders and facilitated trainings for a 500+ teams-organizations.
Some recent trainings Chris has facilitated include: Apple, Google, Nike, Microsoft, Salesforce, NFL Detroit Lions, Sony PlayStation, Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks, Facebook, Instagram, Dell Computers, Federal Reserve Bank, Walmart eCommerce, U.S. Departments of Treasury, Commerce, Justice, Defense, and Veteran Affairs, Cisco Systems, United Healthcare, Bard, Home Depot, Emory University, Universities of Washington, Illinois, Ohio, and UC Berkeley, SCL Health Services, Progressive Finance, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, GameStop, Department of Health and Human Services-USA, General Dynamics, Children of the Nations, and Code.org. Chris is also an author, entrepreneur, executive leadership coach, corporate trainer, and motivational keynote speaker. He speaks regularly at conferences, conventions, management retreats, and team-building training events throughout the United States.