Team Development

Trust is a big word among teams, and we all know how important it is to have an effective team leadership.

But let me ask you this: Would you trust your team members to give them your unlocked phone?

I was watching a TED talk by Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of AirBNB, on how he bet his whole company on the belief that people can trust each other enough to stay in a total stranger’s home. He demonstrated this by asking the audience to take out their phone, unlock it, and pass it to the person on the left.

You can watch the full video below. It’s less than 17 minutes.

If you can’t play the video above and listen to the time how Joe almost got abducted in the back of a Red Mazda Miata, check here.

In our team building trainings, we drill in not only the importance of trust, but also how to develop trust in the first place. Participants to through activities just as any other team building event would. However, the key difference in our approach is the debrief that follows right after each exercise, and how we use the mistakes, observations and feedback to coach them. Activities are merely to tease out the attitude behind your team members’ behaviours, and sometimes the inability to trust his or her colleagues lies not with the other person, but rather within themselves.

ABC – Awareness Before Change

Want to know how to drill other team values like communications and accountability into your next team building? Visit our Team Development Partner, Karsun Training Consultancy.

Maverick Foo is the founder of Plaseed Training, a results of his experience being in the personal development, conference organising and organisational psychology industries for the past decade. He has worked with and market speakers and trainers such as Dr. John C. Maxwell, Philip Kotler, W Mitchell, Dr. Billy Kueek, Dr. George Bien, Bob Pike, Roger Hamilton, Brad Sugars, Dave Rogers, Wayne Berry, Richard La Faber and many more.

Kinda like a ‘corporate plumber’, Maverick’s natural knack in finding and fixing problems is an asset to his clients as they come to him with people performance issues. With a talent of linking solutions and opportunities, he works with clients, trainers and coaches to come up with training programs and coaching initiatives to solve those problems, bringing performance levels up a few notches in the process.