You probably get that on some level, either explicit or implicit, the quality of your life and work is commensurate to the quality of your interpersonal relationships. But news flash – we don’t have to like each other to have solid high-quality interactions.
We need TRUST. Trust isn’t an emotion, and we don’t achieve it through luck. We achieve it by communicating with each other.
Trust is a practice.
If you feel your team, organization, or community within which you operate has a lot of room for improvement, chances are you’re existing in an environment of low trust.
The negative effects of low trust go beyond not feeling good. Trust is the oil that keeps the machine working. Without it creativity is dampened, risks aren’t taken, innovation is hindered, and people don’t show up.