Technology plays a big part in instilling trust in a work relationship – regardless of the location of the workers. Unified Communication Systems like Microsoft’s Lync offer a solution to track “presence” (availability), location (home or office), status (current projects), and provides both an instant messaging (texting) and live meeting (webcasting) capability. It is integrated with phones, e-mail, and calendaring systems. Employees are available at a touch of button. Systems like this, combined with social performance management systems like Work.Com, provides transparency, accountability, and build trust between employees and managers.