TURN UNCERTAINTY INTO OPPORTUNITY: HOW LEADERS CAN INCREASE TRUST AND PERFORMANCE
Uncertainty is an unavoidable part of life. For leaders, it can be a source of tremendous opportunity or tremendous fear. Those who are able to increase trust and performance in the face of uncertainty are the ones who will thrive in today’s rapidly changing world.
As a leader, it is important to remember that your attitude and actions have a direct impact on those around you. When you are calm and confident in the face of uncertainty, your team will be more likely to follow suit. If you allow yourself to be consumed by fear, your team will likely do the same.
A leader can increase trust and performance in the face of uncertainty by setting clear goals and expectations. Your team should know what you expect of them and what they can expect from you. This clarity will give them a sense of stability in an uncertain world.
Another way to increase trust and performance is to provide regular feedback. Feedback helps people understand how they are doing and where they need to improve. It also shows that you are paying attention to their work and that you care about their development.
Having a system for daily focus and accountability will allow your organization to continue making progress through uncertainty.
You need your people to be effective and efficient so that they can focus their time and energy on the things that will have the biggest impact and will help them prioritize their time and energy.
In low-trust environments, speed slows down, and cost increases significantly. This is because people are less likely to take risks or cooperate when they don’t trust each other. As a result, it takes longer to get things done and projects tend to be more expensive.
By setting clear goals, providing regular feedback, and modeling the behavior you want to see, you can turn uncertainty into an opportunity for growth.