Welt: Screenshots and tapped cameras – in the USA, the home office dystopia is coming true
More and more US companies are monitoring their employees in real time, even in the home office. Those who attract negative attention often get a reduced salary. Few employees succeed in outsmarting the control.
Stefan Beutelsbacher looks at how American organizations can’t seem to get away from the old “Butts-in-Seats”-management and install more control systems.
“America seems to be entering a new era of surveillance,” Blanquart says. “Anyone who doesn’t go to the office is strictly monitored.” Many managers, he says, have lost confidence in their employees after soon to be three years of pandemics and home offices. “Rightly or wrongly, the result is the same,” Blanquart says. “Constant observation is becoming normal.”
The article is behind the paywall of Welt (in German).
Koen Blanquart is an author, keynote speaker, and strategy consultant. Being a digital nomad, Koen operates worldwide, while he considers New York his home base. In his most recent book, Koen gathered tips and methods of digital nomads to manage a remote workforce and hybrid work. Koen explains how asynchronous and remote work is critical in creating a high-performance workforce in his most recent book. Whenever Koen finds a chance, he’s out and about with his camera.