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21st Century Work Life and leading remote teams

Brought to you by Virtual not Distant, the 21st Century Work Life podcast looks at leading remote teams, online collaboration and working in distributed organisations.

Join Pilar Orti, guests & co-hosts as they shine the spotlight on the most relevant themes and news relevant to the modern knowledge worker.

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Mar 22, 2018

Does time tracking software have a place in remote work? Pilar talks to Rob Rawson, CEO of Time Doctor.


In the introduction, Pilar mentions this article:

The CEO of Kronos on Launching an Unlimited Vacation Policy

and refers to this video by Crossover:

And these episodes of Management Café, the podcast for managers.

#5 The Psychological Contract

#12 Borrowing from Self-Management

Pilar speaks to Rob Rawson, CEO of Time Doctor.

How does Time Doctor work and who uses it?

Does this mean we don’t trust people?

Are some people more trustworthy than others?

Is trust a barrier to going remote or to employ virtual workers?

Is the software promoting presenteeism? Do companies where there is a lot of communication need this kind of software?

Should we trust people more or less depending on their salary?

Can this software help employees who want to start working remotely?

What about security issues?

Can the software be used to increase productivity?

How Rob uses the time tracking software to track his time and see who he needs to hire.

The benefits of hiring remotely.

How Rob’s management style has changed – from allocating tasks to allocating roles.

How communication has evolved.

How their weekly meetings are run: action points and discussion points are jotted down during the week in a live document, which is then used during the meeting.

Should the conversation be equally distributed amongst people in meetings?

Rob and Pilar disagree about the fact that you can’t build as strong relationships in a remote team as in a colocated one.

Check out the Running Remote conference

And Time Doctor