CEO of DeskTime – a time tracking and productivity app for companies and freelancers. He’s also an amateur athlete and father of two.
The rise of remote and hybrid work has created a massive demand for employee monitoring software. Today, around three in four managers employ some monitoring solution to keep track of their teams. But not all monitoring tools are created equal.
Some are classic time trackers that log where (on what apps and websites) and how much time is spent. Others are more intrusive, offering real-time screen and webcam recordings, as well as access to emails and messages. Most fall somewhere in between.
But the power balance becomes extremely one-sided once direct surveillance is involved. There are zero benefits to the employee beyond a short-lived productivity boost induced by fear of someone (possibly) watching over your shoulder. Moreover, it’s difficult to