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THE NEW NORMAL - TRUSTING REMOTE WORKERS
A healthy company culture for remote workers requires trust
As a result of the COVID-19 imposed level 4 lock-down, insurance giant, AMP NZ has embraced a work-from-home model for 300 of their staff. This leaves other NZ business leaders pondering the question 'Should I consider a remote work model and how can I know those workers will be as productive as on-site workers?' In moving to a remote work model, both AMP management and staff have displayed a willingness to trust each other. To gain an academic understanding of the levels of trust required for work-from-home models to soar, download the free research paper 'Trusting Remote Workers.'
Download the research paper 'Trusting Remote Workers'
The importance of collaboration and communication
According to the Buffer 'State of Remote Report 2020', collaboration, communication and loneliness are the top two struggles remote workers face. Find out how using a collaborative platform like Microsoft Teams can remove this common remote worker struggle.
Build team trust with transparent communication
A culture of trust is often the result of an autonomous team. One with access to strategy, project overviews and progress of objectives. Microsoft Teams supports open collaboration and transparent communication with the goal to leave no one out of the loop.
5 questions to ask yourself when micromanagement is taking over
Leaning towards micromanagement in an effort to maintain control? To promote an effective trust culture, your team will fare better if working autonomously. Micromanagement won't help long term, what should matter are performance and communication.
What is team culture in the workplace?
When team members cooperate, share experiences and knowledge, support, and care for one another, it's called good team culture. People are excited to collaborate and do extraordinary things at work when they are aware that people around them care, support, and respect their point of view.
Can collaborative tools foster trust?
Trust is a key factor in both technology adoption and implementation, and will factor highly in how successful collaborative relationships within your organisation become. Thoughtful IT increases access to more and better information while also creating collaborative environments both inside and outside of your physical organisational space. The collaborative solutions that dwell within this environment can reduce the cost of communications, increase accessibility of information, reduce response times, and facilitate a more agile and dynamic cooperative work environment.
INTRODUCING MICROSOFT TEAMS
WHAT IS MICROSOFT TEAMS?
Teams is a powerful collaboration tool to empower your teams to keep in touch and to stay productive, even when working remotely. With Microsoft Teams on your PC, Mac or mobile device, you can:
- Pull together a team
- Use chat instead of email
- Securely edit files at the same time
- See likes, @mentions, and replies with just a single tap
- Customise it by adding notes, web sites, and apps