When an organization builds a team environment, it can lead to organizational success as departmental goals are aligned with overall corporate goals, but there must be a level of trust among employees and managers in order to do so, says Lisa Orndorff, manager of employee relations and engagement for the Society of Human Resource Management. Trust builds a foundation that helps team members understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses. As the team comes together and plays upon those strengths, members can use their talents in a way that works toward a common goal.

“You’re not going anywhere without trust,” Orndorff says. “You have to trust your people to do what they say they’re going to do, and employees have to believe in their managers.”

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