Background on this post
I wrote this post as a bit of a manifesto. I often have the impression from project managers that, while they expect their teams to trust them, they are not giving the trust back to the team. And it occurred to me that this really was about taking a risk, and managing that risk in the project.
Take the risk of trusting your team
From the part of the person who gives it, trust is hard. It requires
a leap of faith. It requires that we believe the person we trust is
From the part of the person who receives it, trust is energizing. It
means that someone was willing to take that leap of faith for us. It
means we are worth it. Trust also carries responsibility: if we want to
keep that trust, we must prove the giver right. This means delivering
on that trust.
Project management requires a high level of trust
- The project manager must trust the team to do quality work on time and on budget.
- The project team must trust the project manager to lead them […]