In this short 4 min video, one of our speakers from the Project Leadership Summit Scott Nicholas shares the importance of trust in project teams to ensure collaboration. We presume that all team members trust each other, but is that really the case?

For me trust is about giving. I’ve learnt that the more I can give to someone in terms of time and effort, the more it helps build trust. I believe we only exist to serve others, and the more I can add value to a stakeholder without expecting anything in return, the easier it would be to create a collaborative relationship. Everyone has an agenda but wouldn’t it be great if for once we didn’t have one?

So how do you build trust with your team and stakeholders? What specific actions do you do that allows them to trust you implicitly? And do you trust your entire team or only some of them? With the scale of change facing organisations, implicit
trust within the entire team is critical to leading change effectively.