We all have a need to be listened to – that is a way how people can show us that they respect and appreciate us. We notice in few seconds if a person listening to us is not doing it unconditionally. Negative mimics, comments, interruptions, other activities at the same time, etc. – the list is long for things to destroy the process. End result is we don’t feel being respected.
Respect doesn’t mean that we need to agree – I respect you as a person, your strengths & experiences, anyhow I might have a different opinion. When we have good level of trust, respect and appreciation in a management team a real dialogue happens automatically without giving everybody special time for sharing own opinions.
You can help building trust, respect and appreciation in a management team e.g. by increasing awareness and sharing our
– Natural Tendencies / MBTI types -> we are different, let use it
– Strengths (and Weaknesses)
– Core Values
– 360 Degree Assessments
– Learning active listening
– Crucible life moments
In a trustful environment without fear people are ready to share individual information – that makes other members of the team to feel being trusted and appreciated. The team develops and will be ready to take challenges.