5 Behaviours of a Cohesive Team – Behaviour 1 - Trust One Another

5 Behaviours of a Cohesive Team – Behaviour 1 – Trust One Another

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

The first and foundational behaviour of a cohesive team is trust. Unfortunately, the word trust is used – and misused – so often it may not impart the same meaning to everyone. The definition here isn’t centred around the ability to predict a person’s behaviour based on past experience (a standard description). Rather, in the context of a cohesive team, trust means:

  • a willingness to be completely vulnerable with one another
  • confidence among team members that their peers’ intentions are good and that there is no reason to be protective or careful around the team.

Trust lies at the heart of a functioning, cohesive team. No matter how a team scores on the assessment, teams should always begin with trust because there is no quality or characteristic that is more important for building a team.

The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team assessment gives team members a sense of their team’s unique strengths and areas of improvement. It’s a tool that evaluates the team’s dynamic across the five fundamental behaviours so members can decide what improvements are necessary for becoming a higher performing team. To discuss how you can create a cohesive team, please contact Tweak HR.

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