With technology taking over, and many workplaces offering more remote opportunities, the interviewer wants to know that you are able to build relationships - even under the absence of face-to-face interaction.
Here are a few ways that you can develop trust among your team members in a virtual setting:
- Building relationships: You might share how you have everyone introduce themselves, share their professional background, personal interests, and even a little about their personal interests in each meeting.
- Face Time or Go-To Meeting: Talk about how you ensure that you have video conferencing capabilities. Discuss that being able to see each other, even virtually, allows you to build camaraderie and creates trust among your team.
- Creating a Transparent Culture: Tell the interviewer how you open up the door for trust with your team by being an open and transparent leader or co-worker. You might share that you have open conversations about how the group will hold each other accountable.
You may also share other ideas that have worked for you such as: holding one-on-one meetings with each member of the team, providing recognition for things well done, or allowing team members to understand each other better by utilizing a personality assessment.
"Virtual settings can create challenges when it comes to relationship building. I have worked in a virtual setting before and found that sending quick notes of encouragement, asking for advice, and being a clear communicator are all very strong ways of developing trust among team members."