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Discussion on: How do you feel about activity monitoring tools and other workplace surveillance practices? 🔒

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦 • Edited

When I was a younger CTO, I used to make my team track time every 15mins to weed out our unproductive workforce. It uh didn't work out, I think people put up with it for 2 weeks. LOL.

I think back in 2006 I worked at a company, and they used actiTime, and by they used I mean I had to use because I was in R&D and had to track all my efforts for SR&ED

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Anastasia 🏄🏻‍♀️ Author

Thank you for your answer!

I think micromanagement is never a good idea 🤔
It damages the trust of your team and increases the chances of burnout cases. More than that, from the manager's perspective, short time intervals aren't scalable and don't reflect the true employee productivity.

What was your experience with actiTIME like? Could you expand on that?
I'm writing content on behalf of these guys and I'm genuinely interested in the product feedback. I could also use your opinion for my next post about employee monitoring tools.