Forgiveness is something that builds trust within a team. We all wonder what would happen if we let someone down. In fact, a case could be made that a relationship isn’t tested until someone has the opportunity to forgive someone. Forgiveness protects a team dynamic because it allows people to learn from mistakes instead of fear them. People are more likely to take full responsibility for their actions if they know that they won’t be cast off for the mistakes they are responsible for. Forgiveness protects honesty and transparency, and that protects the team.