Having someone’s trust is kind of like having a winning lottery ticket … either you have it, or you don’t.
Here’s a simple jump start to building trust, especially when you’re new to the team:
Yep, find a few simple and quantifiable problems that are currently impacting your team and solve it.
- Stopping too many automated emails that are not relevant.
- Replacing the lock on the door that keeps jamming.
- Moving the Friday afternoon meeting to Friday morning.
No heroics needed.
Just show the team that you can be trusted (as a leader at the top or a new leader at the bottom) to solve remove obstacles that don’t need much help so that they will also trust you when you need to tackle a big problem requiring lots of help.
Winning is good for everyone.
So find a simple problem and just solve it!