Are you a new person in a new job? Trying to become one of the collective? Believe it’s worth trying as good relationships between colleagues are very important. Here’s a list of some of the best practices and behaviours for building trust.

Be honest: As obvious as it sounds, try to be as honest as you can. Answer questions honestly and be a truth-teller.  So the main practice here is to owning up your mistakes.

Realistic risk: You should try to stay focused and calm in different situations. It is a good point for you to help people when a problem arises. Also, you should learn the risk before you’re taking the job to be successful.

Share information: Show that you have no hidden agenda. If the information is not confidential, don’t be afraid to share it to build trust. This way people get to know you quicker by sharing information, it’s a great way to build relationships with your colleagues.

Be congruent:  Remember the simple fact that actions speak louder than words. In other words, practice what you preach. If you want your colleagues to trust you, try to make your actions align with your words.

Treat people with respect: Be respectful of others and show your genuine interest in others. It is very important being interested in everyone you work with and to do this sincerely. So, you can become a friend for everyone.

Follow through: If you make a promise, you must always try to deliver it. For example, if you promised to call (to write a letter, to make a visit) to somebody, you should do it. If you word is your bond, the people will trust you.

Provide clear, consistent direction: Try to use these three words people to describe your person: dependable, constant and resolute. These features inspire trust. Never change your way suddenly, people need to know they can rely on you and your decisions, and not think you’re going to change your mind last minute.

Communicate:  Talk to people. Trust is based on effective communication. Your communication should always be kind and sincere.

And remember that building trust is a hard and long process, it doesn’t happen overnight. You can’t change the behaviour of other people, but you can change yours. You should assess and improve your own habits. It is the process of building bridges before you even need them.

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