How To Get Your Co-Workers To Trust You

“Sharing a little piece of information about yourself is key to cultivating warmth, a concept that’s widely misunderstood: Warmth is distinct from friendliness or cheeriness…it’s about how easily you can convey to another person that the two of you have something meaningful in common.”

It turns out the best way to get co-workers to trust you may have nothing to do with proving your competency on the job.

This New York Magazine article suggests that the best way to win the trust of your co-workers is actually to share a personal story with them. That goes a long way toward bonding them to you and develops their trust in you.