719-Allowing Employees to Be Trustworthy
Episode Title: Allowing Employees to Be Trustworthy
Using tools to monitor remote workers is making your work culture worse. Let’s talk about it, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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You’ve tuned into The Perna Syndicate—welcome! Along with being intentional, building good trust is vital in leading a remote team. Without trust, especially remotely, it’s all too easy to lose that personal connection with coworkers.
In the present day, there are infinite tools and trackers that can be used to monitor remote workers. While it may seem like a good business practice to keep productivity up, there’s a dark side. Tracking people so minutely will destroy any sense of trust. You’re basically telling your employees that they cannot decide how to do their best work, which kind of hurts.
Some make the argument that they need these tools to hold people accountable. In the physical office everyone is being visually monitored, so how is it different online?
The reality is, even if workers are physically present, they’re not always getting work done! Merely sitting at a desk in the office doesn’t mean you’re actually working.
The truth is, you have to trust your people if you want to build a rockstar team. A remote culture without a sense of trust is just demoralizing. Employees can’t be trustworthy until you allow them that freedom.
Rally your team, and trust them as much as you want them to trust you.
There’s no doubt that trust is vital in building a remote team. Yesterday we talked about how intentionality is just as important. So what is the last piece needed? Find out tomorrow on The Perna Syndicate. See you then!