What if your boss could monitor how productive you are? How much time you take in the bathroom, how long you spend in meetings, how much time you actually spend working?
That wearable technology, the “smartwatch” or Google glass that looks really cool and high tech could be used to keep tabs on you in the future. According to a story on Askmen.com that technology is in the making.
Bill Bartow, vice-president of global product management for Kronos (a company producing that technology) paints the gear as helpful to both employers and employees: “The manager could know their location and communicate with them through that device through an alert or a notification and say: ‘We need you immediately,’” he said.
The idea is that the wearable tech would somehow report on an employee’s activities and then allow for feedback between the manager and the employee. It might tell your boss “Mike’s in the bathroom, total time: 15 minutes,” for instance.
Shouldn’t your hard work show in the quality of work you do? Isn’t that enough?