The Tactics of Trust


Author: David Sawyer & David Ehrlichman | Source: SSIR


Participants in a large, complex collaboration can build a capacity for finding common ground and trust — and it doesn’t have to take years.

Authors, David Sawyer and David Ehrlichman, discuss how to accelerate the trust building process that is essential to any ambitious network collaboration effort — even among highly diverse groups of stakeholders.

This article contains several examples of activities and exercises that network leaders can use to build trust, understand the system, strengthen relationships, grow understanding, and deepen authentic sharing among network members.


David Sawyer & David Ehrlichman. Tactics of Trust. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Winter 2016.