Mgt 521 Discussion Question

Mgt 521
                                                                                                                        Week 4
Assessed Discussion Question: Trust and Interpersonal Relationships
      o When working in teams, is trust assumed or do team members have to earn trust?
      o Consider how trust is lost when working in teams and how to keep trust among team members.
  In my opinion trust is a complex value that has different meaning amongst groups and individuals. There are various levels of trust that can be obtained. Trust realms the spectrum all the way from the superficial level to the level where your deepest darkest secrets can be divulged. For the University of Phoenix’s purpose we will be dealing with team dynamics and interpersonal functioning.
  A small level of trust must be assumed when working with a group. This assumption is that we will all do our part and meet deadlines as well as communicate. Usually this trust is tested and at times broken: this often causes the group to step back and evaluate themselves as individuals and what they perceive they are contributing to the group.
    People are unique and what makes them tick is varied. Some of us are inherently trusting while others are apprehensive. Usually groups are formed of people whom do not know one another and they need to immediately accomplish a task or project. Personalities and differences become apparent immediately and we are given the opportunity to build on ourselves. We are given the option to “…trust thoughts that are different from [our] own… to be open about [our] beliefs and to develop healthy self-other relationships within…groups” ().
  The success of a group is hinged on their ability to develop a relationship of trust. Issues develop that are conscious and sub-conscious. According to Smith, we make perceptions about others based on abilities and integrity without communicating issues and concerns and thus are left without a part of the picture,...