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'

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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. 

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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.

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Introducing 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