Agile Leaders Create Agile Workplace
The Flexibility and Trust Survey is a Wake-Up Call for Inflexible Leaders
Interpersonal flexibility is the ability to relate to people in such a way that their needs are at least as important as yours. Flexible people tend to have the ability to gain endorsement for their initiatives, projects and proposals.
The flexibility component of this two-part survey measures a range of team members' capabilities, including:
- Adaptability to different people and situations
- Acceptance of difference in others
- Willingness to adapt behavior to relate well to other people
The trust component of the survey measures team members' ability to build trust. Trust is the foundation of all interpersonal relationships and in its absence other interpersonal skills are essentially meaningless. The trust measurement encompasses the four Elements of Trust™ and the eight corresponding values that build trust.
This tool measures an individuals "interpersonal flexibility" and trust building skills as perceived by others. The questionnaire is completed by the individual themselves and five raters.
This instrument is most valuable for people whose success is dependent on their ability to influence and persuade others, and where a high level of trust is required. It it can be used in management and leadership development, team development, and interpersonal skills training.