According to Harvard Business Review, professionals on high-trust teams reported “106% more energy at work, 50% higher productivity, [and] 76% more engagement.” Leaders that delegate tasks to their teams establish a trust culture will naturally lead to a productive workplace.

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Reflect on how to build effective unity teams

Learning how to build effective unity teams is fundamental in developing and honing your leadership skills. Start by simply taking a moment to reflect.

Do you check in for the sake of micromanaging a task or to see your team needs help?

Exercises to help you build effective unity teams

Now, it's time to put your reflection into action. Finding opportunities to implement your leadership skills can allow you to build effective unity teams.

  • Seek input from your team on how they would like to collaborate at the start of a new project. Ask: "How should we check in and keep each other accountable?”
  • Communicate words of encouragement to your teammates at the end of the handoff meeting. Consider: “This project is in good hands. We’re going to do some great work!”
  • Avoid interrupting other teammates for updates or deliverables before an agreed-upon deadline. Only follow up after a missed due date or if you have any questions.

Additional resources to help you build effective unity teams

5 ways to build trust when your teams are working from home indefinitely
How do remote managers know their people are working? And how can remote employees show their bosses that they’re getting stuff done? Here are some trust-building exercises to get through the transition to remote work.
How Great Leaders Establish Trust
Trust, like respect, is earned, not given. Trusted leaders have teams that perform better, are more loyal to the company, and are happier and more productive overall.
Do You Really Trust Your Team? (And Do They Trust You?)
Six factors to consider.

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