A new generation of workplace technology is allowing white-collar jobs to be tracked, tweaked and managed in ways that were difficult even a few years ago. While the programs are meant to foster connections and sometimes increase productivity among employees who are geographically dispersed and often working from home, questions are piling up about the tethering of employees to their jobs.
1. What are some of the questions you have about the Arias lawsuit?
2. The article quoted a workplace technology analyst who said of the new software,”Done properly, it will increase engagement. Done in the wrong way, employees will feel pressured or micromanaged.” Explain how it could be done right and done wrong.
3. From a managerial accounting standpoint, what would be the benefits and the costs of this software?
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