Confidence Makes All the DifferenceJan 10, 2022
Confidence is a difficult thing to describe because it’s not something you do, it’s something you feel. And when you don’t feel confident in your coworkers, it’s impossible to get anything done.
Without confidence, you can’t be sure your teammates will deliver what they promise. You worry that your interests won’t be represented in your absence. People don’t seem to care about the work or, more importantly, each other. And if you share critical feedback with your coworkers, you can’t be sure it won’t be taken personally or defensively.
In the Collaborative Workplace, coworkers have complete confidence and trust in one another. But confidence doesn’t come about by accident. The Collaborative Workplace is supported by tools to convey what’s expected of everyone, and people from all levels of the organization use these tools to build trusting relationships. In fact, they go one step further.
Collaborative team members, proactively look for ways to become more confident in one another. Without that confidence, essential functions such as communication, delegation, idea sharing, and consensus just don’t happen.
Like in my previous posts where you took an inventory of yourself to help measure your coworkers confidence in you, there are additional exercises that can help increase your confidence in them. Stay tuned as we explore this further in future posts.
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