Article about the Workplace & technology

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Article about the Workplace & technology

– also features a review of book/movie The Circle & “constant online scrutiny”
– discusses types of work where socialising is not possible due to GPS tracking to ensure efficiency – warehouse work/delivery work
– people analytics
– Worksnaps: an app that:
– takes repeated screenshots of a worker’s computer;
– counts mouse clicks
– takes webcam pictures
– Betterworks: Facebook-like app – a place for workers to
– post their workplace goals
– nudge/encourage others
– Humanyze – tracks physical activity & can detect excitement/interest levels of employees & then communicates with other devices to:
– enhance teamwork / employee engagement in work

– article describes these tech developments as “Stasi Capitalism”

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/20/digital-giants-workers-robots-film-employee-monitoring-the-circle

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