Antiquated management philosophies that connected successful work with hours in an office are being proven to be erroneous. In fact, ESG's 2021 Technology Spending Intentions Survey highlighted that 72% or organizations are becoming more pro-work-from-home and 44% of respondents would prefer to keep as many employees as possible working remotely as long as possible. As a result, we are seeing the pressure being turned on for IT pros who are being asked to increase employee monitoring.
Employee monitoring has always been a fine line for IT pros to participate in but executives see an opportunity as they look to:
- Support a surge in output.
- Enhance employee engagement levels.
- Maintain remote and flexible work.
As workforces become more distributed and business processes become increasingly digitized, it is more important than ever for companies to have detailed insights into their employees. While monitoring employees via technology interfaces does provide valuable insight into work habits and well-being, business executives must be careful to avoid the perception of spying. Businesses need solutions that address these needs while challenging models of the past to support a surge in output, enhance employee engagement levels, and maintain remote and flexible work.
This is a challenging message for businesses and the IT vendor community. As a result of the complex topic, ESG is launching initiatives so we can help IT pros, executives and the vendor community highlight the value of employee insights and contribute to improved user experience, enhanced security, and the overall greater good of employee well-being.