You’d be perfectly okay with your boss installing a monitoring device called “OccupEye” that can tell them when you’re at your desk and when you’re not, right? The fact that it has a creepy name doesn’t really help me feel comfortable about such a device.
Barclays just installed these sensors to keep track of when their bankers are sitting at their desks.Now, these monitors only track heat and motion so it’s not like they are tracking your actual performance or who is sitting and who is standing. Since they do a lot of hot-desking (that is, anyone can plug in anywhere), it doesn’t even monitor who it is that sits all day.
They say, according to an article in Bloomberg, the purpose is to see what spaces employees use. This information can then be used to lower space and energy costs–people can know what is truly being used.
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