A team without trust is a team without function.
If managers don’t trust their employees, they’ll spend too much time looking over shoulders and breathing down necks, rather than empowering employees to succeed. If employees don’t trust their managers, they’ll be less inclined to follow directions or stay motivated through tough times. And if employees don’t trust one another, you can say goodbye to collaborative work of any kind.
This is a recipe for a toxic workplace and declining business performance.
On the other hand, teams that trust are teams that thrive. In fact, businesses where trust is high are 2.5 times more likely to earn high revenues when compared to businesses where trust is low, according to Interaction Associates.