The rise in the rise of business organizations and the development of technology enable bosses to monitor their employee’s emails, phone calls, movements and activities on company’s owned devices. The workplace spying has become necessary for the employers in order to protect their business, to improve the productivity and to have a constant check on the workforce are the major reasons to monitor the employees, especially within the working hours.
Employees are being tracked in every way
In a business firm where numbers of employees are working, bosses cannot only legally spy on company-related emails, internet browser history; they can also log keystrokes to check the productivity and what employees are typing on private services such as emails and social messaging apps and track GPS location of the employees.
According to the survey of American Management Association
- Almost 66% of U.S companies monitor their employee’s use of the internet.
- 45% of the bosses spying on logs of keystrokes.
- 43% employers are tracking employees sent or received emails.
- Take video surveillance, which 16% of employers use to monitor employee performance.
However, the employees are in a workplace are the only ones who are being tracked by their bosses. Furthermore, even at Amazon’s warehouses, employees used to carry tablets, pads and others gadgets to measure their speed and efficiency as they retrieve merchandise for shoppers, the nursing staff in hospitals carries badges to monitor how many times they wash their hands.
“Privacy in present time’s workplace,” said Ellen Bayer of the American Management Association, is largely illusory.”
Bosses want to keep their eyes on employees
Bosses actually want to keep an eye on their employees all the time for so many odd reasons. A businessman named Henry Ford has kept a close eye on their employees with a stopwatch, to check the work time of the workers and to check the great efficiency showed by the employees within the working hours. He further has hired some people that were appointed to spy on their employee’s personal issues that don’t interfere with their work performance at the workplace.
Further, you may have seen a machine in the Macdonald’s to register cash; it is placed due to having the check on the seller that how well he sells the real deal to the customer. However, the machine is fully capable of scanning each grocery item at a supermarket. These types of information really enable the management how hard a worker works and how much it is necessary for the business.