It's not the only thing we focus on but it's often where we start because it's the #1 variable in high performing teams:
Neuroscientist Paul Zak found high trust organizations had 50% higher productivity, 50% higher retention, 74% less stress, 76% more engagement, 106%, more energy, 17% more pay. Zak is a researcher of the brain chemical Oxytocin which is released when we trust.
Google's Project Aristotle - after studying 180 Google teams, using 250 variables and 32 statistical models, they found the absolute #1 variable in their highest performing teams was trust / psychological safety - above intelligence, diversity and strategy.
Professor Amy Edmondson from Harvard has studied and established best practices for effective teaming - across multiple industries, and the critical element of psychological safety (in which trust is necessary) for team success.
Trust is at the foundation of our own research, consulting and active collaboration with the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and business partners across Europe. We're also in the process of writing our I TRUST book.
Our programs (assessment, coaching, team development and workshops) are customized to align with your specific needs and goals.