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Employee Monitoring and Trust


Remote.co published a blog post on employee monitoring and shared some advice. This is a well-balanced piece on ‘monitoring’ and how that relates to remote trust. This is an important topic to drive scale in the remote. But beyond trust – there are significant productivity benefits that the piece is missing. The data from various ‘time trackers’ also goes beyond time and measures data points that help enable you to coach remote workers. Leveraging this data to help manage remote talent at scale by leveraging your top performers’ behaviors developing a model for your larger group to emulate enhances the entire group.

Post Summary

You need monitoring because

  1. It builds trust
  2. It frees up time

How to handle monitoring

  1. Assess the situation
  2. Make it public
  3. Tailor the tools
  4. Make it company-wide
  5. Don’t overdo it

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Andy Tryba
Andy is a technology optimist and the founder & CEO of Think3, Founder & CEO of Crossover, co-founder & CEO of RideAustin and the CEO of a variety of technology companies including Engine Yard, DNN Corp, Kayako, Bizness Apps, FogBugz, School Loop, Agemni, SLI Systems, and Sococo. Andy runs each of these companies with 100% remote talent – across all functions.

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