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Cultivate Trust in Your Organization by @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

What forms the basis of a business relationship and what are the fundamental blocks of building trust?

How to Cultivate Trust in Your Organization

Trust is the fundamental building block of any relationship. Whether it's personal or business, trust is something that cannot be replaced with anything. There are hundreds of books available on how to cultivate business relationships, how to maintain them, and how to leverage the best from them and so on. What forms the basis of a business relationship and what are the fundamental blocks of building trust? Here are three things that will get you started when thinking about using trust building trust and maintaining trust.

Clarity
Clarity in terms of communicating the true situation within a business context is essential. Clarity of information, clarity of communication, and clarity of expected results is what business audiences expect as a first. Put yourself in someone else's shoes and think about it. If you are looking for a proposal or an answer to a situation from an expert, the first thing you need is clarity. Of course this translates into time savings, trustworthiness, and so many other things, but again clarity will form the basis on which the other party will take a second step. Make sure your communication is always clear, concise and truthful.

Honesty
Quite different from Clarity, Honesty is about not being afraid to voice your opinion if you think it's the right thing to do. Many times we fail to notice the other angle of things or may face analysis paralysis. This is where your trusted people who can be brutally honest can help you make the right choice. How do we enable honesty in the enterprise? Hire people who have high integrity and are able to stand their ground. Honesty is not about aggression or rudeness. You can be honest in the most polite way without burning bridges. Build trust with your teams by empowering them with decision-making capability and personal responsibility.

Doing the Right Thing
We often get blind-sided by multiple priorities, work pressure, and juggling too many things at the same time. In wake of these and other forces that shape our lives, it's important to remember that everything we believe and do had to be shaped from some fundamental principles of existence. As an example many companies believe in a mission statement or a values statement that defines what every employee of the company should do or think when in doubt. Doing the Right Thing can never be wrong. It can never hurt what should be done, and last but not least it can never be against anyone's principles. It just does not make sense for any company or organization working in any sector to not do the right thing. Making this a fundamental building block for your organization will define everything you believe, do and stand for.

What are you doing to cultivate trust within your organization? Feel free to comment.

More Stories By Ian Khan

CNN Futurist, Forbes Contributor, Author, 3 Time TEDx Speaker and Technology Futurist, over the last 20 years Ian Khan has had the privilege to serve the needs of over 5000 organizations by fueling their growth through technology solutions. He has helped a diverse set of businesses ranging from Technology Companies, Oil Companies, Power Generation & Renewables Operators, Microsoft Ecosystem Partners, SAP Customers and Partners, Healthcare Providers, Manufacturers, Facility Operators, Startups, Educational Institutions, Nonprofits & associations and more. Ian’s experiences with these organizations led him to a unique position of being able to identify the common challenges of growth for all these organizations. The bottom line as he found out, is that we all are hungry for success and want to grow and make a difference. Where we fall short is by failing to understand our environment and taking the right action within that environment. After 20 years serving the needs of the industry Ian’s natural pivot was to answer his calling and help organizations at a broader level understand what tomorrow brings. His work and study of all these organizations brought forward very unique perspectives that he now share through his work. Today, hands down, we live in the great time for humanity. Technology is a great thing, but it also has its victims. Many organizations of tomorrow will fail under the pressure of a fast changing world, much of which is fueled and driven by technology. Ian’s mission is to help organizations avoid that pitfall, and propel themselves into success in today’s era and go from digital disruption to digital transformation in the fastest and most sustainable way. This is the only way, according to him, we can together create limitless value, create solutions that are faced by us locally as well as by others around the globe, and make the world a happier place. Today Ian’s work spans working with people by delivering keynotes, consulting and by promoting his 7 –Axioms methodology through his book and workshops. He is also working on an ambitious project of releasing a documentary in spring of 2018 called Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 will capture the thoughts and insights of some of the world’s leading thinkers and help us understand the 4th Industrial Revolution, Its Impact, and how we can all be have an opportunity to be part of the emerging future and make the right choices. For more information please visit www.iankhan.com

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