BLUFArticle notes employees do not like being monitored, and though companies can monitor people doesn't mean they should—especially if they want to keep them.
This article by Kirstin Ferguson, writing for Sydney Morning Herald, makes the following points:
- Australia is a world leader in employee monitoring technology.
- Employees can counter monitoring technology by keeping the keyboard and mouse active even if they are not using them, for example:
- Using a fan and a coat hanger.
- Placing a mouse on glass.
- Use a hairpin to keep the keyboard active.
- From an employer's perspective, it might be better to address underlying cultural issues by talking to employees.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- ‘Lying Flat,’ ‘Antiwork’ And The ‘Great Resignation’ Spreads Worldwide As Young People Protest Against System – TheRunway (airforce.gov.au)
- Too Many CEOs Have Forgotten That Their Employees Are Their Most Valuable Asset. Elon Musk Is On – TheRunway (airforce.gov.au)
References from the Web :
- SEP 2021 Executives fear rising workplace surveillance will spark resistance - AFR
- JAN 2022 Employee surveillance is exploding with remote work—and could be the new norm – Workday
- JUL 2022 Am I Allowed to Conduct Surveillance on My Employees? – Legal Vision