The essence of a good working relationship begins and ends with trust. Trust facilitates great teamwork, which leads to great outcomes. Building and maintaining good working relationships will not only make you more engaged and committed to your organization; it will also allow you entry into your boss’s inner circle… which in turn open doors to important projects and career development. Building trust is about two things: Concern and Competence. In any working relationship if there is concern for the other person, but you are not competent, there is affection but not trust. If you are competent but not concerned about the other person’s well being, there is respect…but not trust. TRUST is the combination of Concern and Competence. So, do your boss and coworkers trust you? And do you trust them?
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