Mar 29, 2018
Should technology replace trust? Are there ways of using technology so that we donâ€™t have to rely on trust to get the work done in remote teams? How much do we need to trust each other and how much should we show our work? We try to answer these questions in todayâ€™s episode.
Are we going back to the good olâ€™ days of clocking in and out by using timetracking software?
Can managers not go remote because their work is too important?!
Is there fear that people use collaboration platforms to have private conversations? Or that they will contact anyone in the organisation, at any level?
We mention this article from HBR
And this episode from HBR Ideacast
Is middle management less prone to trust?
Is there a fear that organisational dynamics might change in a way we donâ€™t like?
The difficulty of making sure we achieve results without risking team members not feeling trusted.
How shall we make that work visible in a way that people donâ€™t think theyâ€™re having to justify their work?
Can we trust that people know how to be productive outside the office?
There are different ways of showing how weâ€™re working â€“ justifying our work in hours is one.
The difficulty of sharing our work in progress, or narrating our
work â€“ some of us donâ€™t like to show unfinished work.
This article from Science for Work summarises some research done about trust in virtual teams:
Turns out documenting the work and our conversations helps us be more effective without relying on trust!