How Can I Trust Colleagues I Barely See in Person?

When everyone works in one office building, even if not in close proximity, establishing trust in colleagues can be as easy as breathing—or as refilling your mug at the nearest coffee station. It’s natural to strike up casual conversations with colleagues who work in different departments or in different teams.

We gather all kinds of personal and professional details about who they are and how they comport themselves that make it easy to pass trust back and forth between each other

But how do colleagues in remote work who seldom meet in person, if at all, discern that others are reliable?