We all want to build relationships when working with a new team, and in my previous post, I wrote about one technique to do so. Since I revisit this theme frequently, click here to find out ways to approach these conversations, and today we’ll add another to that list. Before we dive in though, a quick refresher on some fundamentals:
- Sit with each team member individually and use this time to find out what motivates them.
- Ask questions to appreciate their world and world view not to persuade them of yours.
- This time about them–not you–so put your agenda aside.
- Use this time to build a relationship, a rapport, and to build trust.
To build these relationships, the conversation begins simply. It begins by asking a question.[Read more…]