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How Bosses are Using Big Brother Tech to Babysit Telecommuters
Posted By Diane Pham On December 29, 2010 @ 6:24 pm In Green Technology,Innovation | No Comments
Telecommuting  is growing trend that’s taking employees out of the cubicle and letting them work autonomously from home. While many will argue the merits of this mode of working — particularly as it comes to productivity — there is one company out there that feels employers shouldn’t give up their right to keep a close eye on their employees. Peerdrum i s a new software program that has been developed to enable employers to view their teams’ desktops and track their computing activities and performance during paid working time. The program  not only monitors output, but also delivers screen shots of workers’ active monitors every 10 minutes. While the makers of the Peerdrum argue that this is a key in maintaining productivity and efficiency, we think level of Big Brother will only lead to an unhealthy working dynamic.
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 Telecommuting: http://www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/lifestyle/article/peerdrum-how-bosses-are-babysitting-telecommuters-jill-fehrenbacher
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