Reina – the Trust Factor

A Strategic Alliance with Reina Trust

Kingstown College is very proud to be the first organisation in Europe to create an alliance of trust with Reina. We have trained in their suite of valid and reliable trust assessments. If you would like to hear more about this work please do contact the college at [email protected]

The question of what really makes a great team has been one which has challenged many organisations. Work by thought leaders such as Meredith Belbin and Professor David Clutterbuck have provided valuable insights into how we can harness individual strengths in order to enhance the effectiveness of the team. This work cannot be negated however there is no doubt that there is one element which must be present within a team to truly ensure its effectiveness and that is TRUST. A team without trust or where trust breaks down is no longer really a team, it’s just a group of individuals working together often with disappointing results. One definition describes trust as a reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. This definition reflects the fact that we rely on someone else to do the right thing, we trust in their integrity and believe that their actions will not hurt us in any way. This trust in our team members creates a sense of safety and security.

But how do we really measure trust within a team, for a Leader or in an organisation? We believe that we must look to the work of Reina, A Trust Building Consultancy who have carried out cutting edge research into this complex space. They have designed a scientific, humanistic, proven approach to measurably improve trust and teamwork. Utilising The Reina Team Trust Scale, we can discover a team’s level of trust, discover exactly where trust is high, moderate, low, or very low. We can gain fresh insights on where trust stands along each Dimension of Trust: Trust of Character, Trust of Communication and Trust of Capability. Dr Michelle and Dr Denis Reina have written two bestselling books published in multiple languages: Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace: Building Effective Relationships in Your Organization, recently released in its 3rd edition, and Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace: Seven Steps to Renew Confidence, Commitment, and Energy.

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