In this Part 3 of our 3-part blog post, we’re sharing the three stages of trust-building, and how you can navigate these stages with simple and consistent actions. Stage One – Common Ground
The first stage of trust is finding common ground. This is a deliberate attempt to undo the “us-them” bias in our brains. We are always delighted when we realize that we have something in common with another person. If we don’t know them yet, we tend to automatically move them to the “us” category in our minds. But even with someone we already know and firmly dislike, finding common ground tends to have a positive effect.