Remote Leadership

Building Trust at a Distance (RL002)

Sometimes you can’t be in the room, so you have to trust someone. Like when you leave your lunch in the breakroom. You can’t monitor it all morning, so you trust that your co-workers won’t eat your PB & J before you do. It’s a trust built on respect, understanding, and the threat of an angry email going around the office if anyone takes your lunch.

If you aren’t in the office together, building trust in other ways is vital. Working at a distance means you can’t keep an eye on things as closely as you could in the office. When some people aren’t supervised, they might take liberties. But then again, most will work diligently. This course will help to combat the distrust that remote working creates, and you’ll learn why trust is so important at a distance.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

Identify what behaviors and situations affect employee trust
Explain why trust is vital to remote working
Build trust among your remote workers through communication, consistency, and support

Why take this course?

This course will help team leaders and managers recognize those areas that can create distrust. You’ll learn the best ways to build and maintain trust between yourself and your team members when you’re working remotely.

10 mins | SCORM | Development Plan

  • Building Trust at a Distance
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever