Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Fallacy of Building Trust in a Virtual Environment



How many times have you read or heard this from so-called virtual management gurus, experts and consultants?:  "We need to first 'build trust' in a virtual or virtual organization environment so that
...blah, blah, blah."  That's nothing but fairy tale and bedtime stories for little children.  Nothing but a load of crap.

The truth is just the opposite:  you should never attempt to either build trust or rely on trust in order to successfully operate in a virtual organization environment.    That's what the virtual organization management discipline is there for and all about:  best practices, policies and procedures for working and managing in a virtual or 100% virtual organization environment - a discipline I have founded and pioneered since 1997. 

The reasons for not wanting to build trust are so many that it would take an entire book for me to make the case.  However, I can give you one simple clue as to why:  human nature,  human fallibility, and human frailties.    

So, next time you come across a virtual,virtual team, virtual organization or virtual management consultant or expert who wants to advise you on how to set up a virtual workforce, ask that person this one question:   How do you build trust in a virtual or virtual organization environment?   

If he/she even attempts to answer that question, then you don't need me to tell you what to do next.  






About Author:   Pierre Coupet, CEO & Q of Virtual Organization Management is the founder of Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOMI), VOMI Virtual Organization Academy, and Virtual Organization Recruiter:: founder of the modern virtual organization management and virtual organization recruitment disciplines pioneered since 1997:: founder of League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives:: and Architect of THE NEW VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION WORLD Collection. Contact directly at chairman@virtualorganizationinstitute.com; or via CHAT.

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