Telecommuters Causing Mistrust In The Workplace?
from the all-depends-on-how-you-go-about-it dept
A new study suggests that with the rise in telecommuters, many employees have never even met some of their closest colleagues. Because of that, many workers feel that they don’t have as close a relationship to those colleagues as they should, and may not trust them as much as those they work with in person. In other words, there are other unintended consequences of telecommuting. Again, this seems to be the sort of thing that’s highly dependent on how the telecommuting is done. For a team that works in a dispersed manner, it’s still helpful for them to get together on a regular basis. “Invisible” workers who are going to be working closely with each other should be brought together occasionally. It may not completely solve the mistrust issue, but it’s better than having them be completely faceless.