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Trust: The Ultimate Test

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Trust is the essential foundation of every relationship. And, in an organization, trust is fundamental - particularly given trends such as job-sharing, telecommuting, and virtual teams. The concept seems so simple, but how do you train on trust?

Trust: The Ultimate Test is a powerful tool for helping facilitators explore this sensitive issue - without arousing defensiveness. There simply is no other product like it available today. Through Trust's 24-item assessment and its insight on the dimensions of trust-related behaviors, participants find a deeper understanding of trust, which they can apply to their individual, team, and organizational relationships.

Uses and Applications

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 program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify one's individual tendency to trust
  • Understand the factors that affect the decision to trust
  • Discover four groups of behavior that indicate trust
  • Learn how to improve one’s trust level

Product Details

Product Type: Assessment and workshop

Time Required: 2.5 to 3 hours

What to Order

Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide Per Trainer.

The Facilitator Guide is designed as a resource booklet for participants. Arranged in an instrument/workbook format, the Facilitator Guide contains the 24-item assessment, a scoring form and an interpretation section. Additional facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link after purchase.

Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack For Up to Five Participants.

The print version is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment if you don't know who the participants will be before the class begins, or if your learners do not have easy access to computers. It includes pressure-sensitive forms for scoring to aid manual tabulation.

Online Assessment: Order One Per Participant.

The foundation for the workshop, the online assessment is administered to participants through the HRDQ Assessment Center. A full-color, detailed report is delivered electronically to the facilitator/administrator when complete.

About the Authors

HRDQ Research & Development Team
Our development process is the backbone of all of our products and services, whether we’re creating off-the-shelf learning instruments or custom interventions. In addition to holding advanced degrees, all of our team members are trained in behavioral science research techniques and have practical training-room experience, so you can be assured that the products you are purchasing have been professionally developed and scientifically tested.