The further workers are from their leaders, the greater is the need to enable and empower your workforce to move your business forward.
Rather than off-loading an important responsibility to a software company, encourage your team to greater productivity by having regular one-to-one as well as weekly team check-ins. Be transparent regarding emerging business needs and confirming current priorities. It is a disservice to people leaders and their team members to use micro-monitoring software that perpetuates fear.
The vast majority of remote workers are concerned about working on the important things, not just anything to appear busy. They have genuine concern about the future of their organization and of their careers.
Fundamentally, most everyone wants to be measured and appreciated for their results and contributions, not by the hours that they clock-in at their keyboards.
After all, as a leader in management, isn’t that how it has worked for you?