When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, they are able to build vulnerability based trust.

A team with vulnerability based trust can:

  • Admit their weaknesses and mistakes.
  • Ask for help.
  • Accept questions and input about their areas of responsibility.
  • Give one another the benefit of the doubt before arriving at negative conclusions.
  • Offer and accept apologies without hesitation.

“Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.”

Neuroscience research has evidenced the benefits of creating a culture of trust are:

  • 74% less stress.
  • 50% higher productivity.
  • 76% greater staff engagement.
  • 40% less burnout.