Based on the elements of trust described by Mayer and others and a review of the research on trust, the evidence of trust in people’s behaviour can be distilled into 4 distinct areas. These 4 areas constitute the 4 dimensions measured by the Trust self-assessment:
• Evidence of Lack of Monitoring
• Evidence of Benevolence
• Evidence of Openness
• Evidence of Risk Taking
How It Works
Presented with an assessment of 24 items, participants evaluate evidence of trust toward another person. Then, using charts in the Participant Guide, they learn what affects their decisions to trust others – and how to improve their levels of trust.
Uses for Trust – The Ultimate Test
Trust – The Ultimate Test is appropriate to use with individuals as well as teams. The assessment is particularly helpful for these situations:
• One or more low-trust relationships are hurting an entire team's productivity.
• You want to provide intensive, one-on-one coaching for leaders.
• Two peers need to address the issue of trust in their relationship.
• You want to assess readiness for alternative work arrangements, such as telecommuting.
The instrument is effective when used as a stand-alone instrument as well as a component of a larger training programme.
What to Order/Product Contents
Order one Facilitator Guide per facilitator and one Participant Guide per participant.
Facilitator Guide includes:
• Administrative guidelines (for introductory, intermediate, and in-depth sessions)
• Guidelines for use with teams
• Theoretical background
• Description of the 4 groups of behaviour that indicate trust
• Description of the 6 factors affecting the decision to trust
• Detailed instructions for moderating optional feedback discussions
• Reproducible participant handouts
• Includes sample Participant Guide, downloadable materials (these will be emailed after purchase) and e-Assessment facilitation guidelines