Building trust with the people you work with can seem like a daunting task especially if they work remotely. You don’t have to go on a three-day retreat to build trust though. To build trust with others, you must declare your intent to let the other person know you want high confidence in the relationship, and you must ask for permission to explore how to do it.
The next step is to listen first. Ask the person to share three behaviors that are important to him or her that build trust and confidence. Which is most important? Reflect back what you hear. Following those steps, you must create transparency, keep commitments, and practice accountabilities. These are the behaviors of a high trust relationship. As you practice these steps consistently, you and your coworkers will trust each other. What does having trust between relationships mean to you?