Why Trust Matters: Increasing Creativity and Innovation at Work | Nilofer Merchant | Skillshare

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Nilofer Merchant, Innovation expert & author

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5 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. The Importance of Trust

    • 3. Building Trust as an Individual

    • 4. Trust Within a Team

    • 5. Taking Action

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About This Class

Join bestselling author and celebrated speaker Nilofer Merchant for a class that will change the way you think about innovation at work.

In the modern workplace, there is an emphasis on empowering individuals to take initiative, share ideas, and drive real impact. But, what does that really mean? How do you build a team that takes risks and innovates together, and how should individuals share their best, creative ideas?

Enter: trust. Trust forms the basis of all relationships and successful collaboration. Crucially, it allows individuals and companies to take risks that lead to better innovation, especially as teams become increasingly distributed. The faster technology moves, the more decentralized decision-making becomes — and trusting teammates means a real difference for every aspect of business success.

Inspired by Nilofer's upcoming book, The Power of Onlyness, this class highlights organizations that have been completely transformed through trust, so you can apply their success to your own life. You'll learn how to:

  • Use the Trust Equation to evaluate projects for potential pitfalls
  • Act as a Trust Bridge to become a person other people can count on
  • Build trust within your team with just four magic words: "I believe in you."

Plus, Nilofer includes the key questions useful for everyone looking to increase trust, and the opportunity moments to watch out for in your career.

Whether you’re an individual aiming to drive impact or a manager looking to build an innovative team, trust is the key to better results, allowing you to interact with others on a deeper level, draw the best out of your team for every project, and completely transform your career.