Sow trust, reap trust
Sow trust, reap trust

This blog is part of the 9 growth principles of Route ICR

Each week in our blog, we focus on the 9 tips that strengthen teamintuition in your business.

Today's tip 2: 'A team is more than the sum of its parts, and mutual trust is the foundation of collaboration: when others can rely on you and you on them, mutual trust grows.'

If you want to grow your business successfully, the emphasis in implementation should be on effective and efficient business operations. Team intuition helps you achieve this. And to develop team intuition, trust is essential. The basis for trust lies in creating mutual expectations and organizing the business accordingly. This implies that trust is a leadership risk. In other words, if I, as an employee, do not trust my leader, who is the entrepreneur, it will affect our company's performance.

Therefore, paying attention to trust is an important condition for having and maintaining successful relationships. But how do you build trust? Does the approach differ in your personal life compared to your business environment? And is trust based on intentions or actual actions?

Mutual Trust Depends on Culture

We all know that trust is based, among other things, on observations. And since an expression from one person leads to an observation by another, this means that expressions influence trust. As humans, we perceive expressions, and they can be positive or negative. Being conscious of the effect an expression has on trust can and will indeed pay off.

This concept extends to how the internal organization is structured and how it deals with issues. We are then in the environment where the expressions come from. Don't we have control over how we organize our business? And don't we also have a significant influence on our company's culture?

Thus, we see that we actually have the steering wheel in our hands to consciously work on the trust perceived by the team (the employees), customers, and suppliers. It's clear that cultivating trust is not just about correctly delivering the end products, but also about the journey there. It needs continuous attention.

Therefore, ensure that the entire process in your company is geared towards giving off positive signals: getting everything right the first time! This reduces the chance of damaging trust. Mutual trust is the foundation of collaboration. When others can rely on you and you on them, mutual trust grows. And that's the basis for developing team intuition. It also strengthens job satisfaction, and that's something we all want!

Question: How strong is the mutual trust within your company?

Over de schrijver
Entrepreneurs take risks and are incredibly important for our economy. Unfortunately, a good balance between work and private life is often lacking. It is precisely this that drives Paul Joore to have a positive impact on the lives of entrepreneurs and contribute to their success. Paul is the ambitious founder of the online Route ICR platform for successful entrepreneurship. He is also the author of the entrepreneurship book ‘Succesvol groeien doe je zo!’ (Successful Growth, How to Do It!). "I believe in setting seemingly unattainable goals. Challenging oneself, innovating, and constantly improving. Supported by a well-structured organization." Paul has tens of thousands of flight hours in the business world, with a background as an entrepreneur, coach, interim manager, and former chartered accountant. Always focusing on realizing challenging goals as effectively and efficiently as possible: in other words, being successful through being inControl, in the entire process from true ambition to result. This only works by thinking, planning, and acting from a goal-oriented structure. In the SME sector, there was a lack of knowledge and experience in this area, and well-thought-out solutions were not available. Therefore, Paul decided to create this himself. In many SME businesses, the 'madness of the day' reigns. As a result, entrepreneurs are not inControl when it comes to achieving goals, let alone challenging ones. Therefore, they also do not realize their true ambition. Worse, for many, this ambition is not even crystal clear. And how can you work towards a goal without having a real one? Logically, there can also be no balance between work and private life. And no balance means no rest. So, the Route ICR web app helps entrepreneurs and teams to be inControl in the entire process from ambition to result. With the ICR "InControlRating" of your business as a growth compass. Very clear and handy to know through one number how your business is and will be doing. So you know whether you will achieve your goals and be successful from this starting point. And if the score is disappointing, you also know what to work on to improve. This way, you gradually work towards a better balance in your life, feel good about yourself, and have a positive mindset! Are you curious? You too can experience the Route ICR web app for 14 days free of charge, without obligations!
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