I feel we have reached a point in employer-employee relationships where the trust in people is gone; shifting to a greater trust in technology. That in itself is a laugh as I am at this moment in the process of having my data retrieved from a failed hard drive.
There is little company loyalty to be found on either side of the fence. You put in many years with a company just to have your job made redundant. Conversely, you spend a lot of money training someone who jumps ship when a more enticing offer is made.
Now, some employers want to track productivity in what I consider a faulty logic. Numbers are great, but pure numbers don’t have a back story and everything humans do in the course of a day has a back story. Can you imagine trying to analyze the results of this wearable technology without any explanation? What a disservice to the people you hired.
Am I sounding cranky? I think so. I like the human interaction that seems to be missing these days. I know productivity is important, but whatever happened to the face to face meeting? The ten minutes it takes to sit with someone at work and genuinely ask them “how is it going”.
I fear we have created this situation with good intentions, but poor logic. What do you think?