1. Discourage the Clique Culture: We cannot deny the fact that the Clique culture does more bad than good. The cliques definitely make other people in the team feel isolated and less relevant. If you are in the position of managing your team, then discourage cliques. Make everyone inclusive. Teach the clique-groups about difficulties that other team members face because of being left out. It earns trust and respect from your team members.
2. Bring Accountability: It’s an essential strategy to build trust in your team. Bringing accountability to everyone including yourself boosts the team’s trust in you. Show your team that all bad behaviors, harassments in any form, or other discrepancies by fellow teammates will be held accountable. If people are held accountable for their mistakes, the team will get a sense of justice. It shows that there’s a credible system that questions the wrong. This strategy eventually builds impeccable trust among the team members.
3. Be Consistent in your Approaches: In good times or Bad times be the same or at least try to be. The consistency in your approaches and behaviors is important especially when it comes to being part of a team. We also understand that being consistent can be difficult owing to many personal and professional issues. Just try being consistent. Give the confidence to your team that they can come and approach you anytime and you will treat them well no matter the situation. Practice it. In time, you will get this consistency in team-approach.
4. Do Not Encourage or Allow Favoritisms: Team dynamics will be lost if there’s favoritism. Don’t show favoritism in case you are at the top. Don’t encourage or allow favoritism among the members. Favoritisms will not provide the necessary space for building trust in a team.