WLP162 - Should we be tracking people's time?

Does time tracking software have a place in remote work? Pilar talks to Rob Rawson, CEO of Time Doctor.

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In the introduction, Pilar mentions this article:

The CEO of Kronos on Launching an Unlimited Vacation Policy
https://hbr.org/2017/11/the-ceo-of-kronos-on-launching-an-unlimited-vacation-policy

and refers to this video by Crossover:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbRa2csUJA8

And these episodes of Management Café, the podcast for managers.

#5 The Psychological Contract
https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/management-cafe-5-psychological-contract

#12 Borrowing from Self-Management
https://managementcafepodcast.com/2018/02/04/self-management/


Pilar speaks to Rob Rawson, CEO of Time Doctor.

How does Time Doctor work and who uses it?

Does this mean we don’t trust people?

Are some people more trustworthy than others?

Is trust a barrier to going remote or to employ virtual workers?

Is the software promoting presenteeism? Do companies where there is a lot of communication need this kind of software?

Should we trust people more or less depending on their salary?

Can this software help employees who want to start working remotely?

What about security issues?

Can the software be used to increase productivity?

How Rob uses the time tracking software to track his time and see who he needs to hire.

The benefits of hiring remotely.

How Rob’s management style has changed – from allocating tasks to allocating roles.

How communication has evolved.

How their weekly meetings are run: action points and discussion points are jotted down during the week in a live document, which is then used during the meeting.

Should the conversation be equally distributed amongst people in meetings?

Rob and Pilar disagree about the fact that you can’t build as strong relationships in a remote team as in a colocated one.

Check out the Running Remote conference
https://runningremote.com/

And Time Doctor
https://www.timedoctor.com/