Dr. Heidi Gardner offers three practical solutions for building interpersonal trust to enhance your collaborative capacity.

This article is the last (for now) in a series about collaboration barriers. You might recall that interpersonal trust refers to one’s opinion of another’s character: Are they high integrity and likely to share credit? Or difficult to work with, and possibly even a threat to me? This kind of trust differs from competence trust, which refers to one’s belief in another person’s ability to do a good job. Knowing which kind of trust is lacking in your company, yourself, or another allows you to apply the right solution for overcoming this barrier.