Wearable Technology Creeps Into The Workplace

There’s a fine line between productivity monitoring and oppressive surveillance

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bloomberg.com

It’s all part of a trend toward using technology – usually wearable devices like smartglasses, wristbands, smartwatches and badges rather than implantable ones – to monitor employee movements and improve productivity. The promise of data-driven efficiency can be alluring to the board room, but it comes at a cost: the employee’s right to privacy.  “It started with big data discussions around gathering business insights and not having the human accounted for in that data puzzle. Wearable technology can help make the workforce visible in that,”   –  Devices must be paired with a powerful back-end system, however.   “Wearables are not useful on their own,” adds Guillaume Roques, head of developer relations EMEA at Salesforce. “They have to be part of the move toward a system of intelligence, which combines big data, the cloud and analytics. Connecting them all together is a big challenge.”

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