A study found significant differences between managers and employees when it came to productivity management software, but also warned that its use could be counterproductive to management.
A survey of 1,000 managers and 1,000 employees by software company 15Five focused on the private sector, but it also contains important issues in the federal sector. More employees will continue to work offsite and more often than before to manage performance. Pandemic.
“The lack of on-site observation in remote and hybrid workplaces has led executives to experience ‘productivity paranoia,’ despite numerous reports pointing out that flexible work schedules actually improve productivity.” increase. Some organizations are turning to monitoring tools that employees experience as a lack of trust. ”
While 68% of managers believe that using productivity tracking software, such as collecting data from apps like Slack or Microsoft Teams, improves performance, 72% of employees believe that I don’t think it works.
Regarding the work environment, “more than a third of managers said monitoring had no impact, a quarter said it helped employees seek new jobs, and 20% said it was imposing or sabotaging their company. ,” the report said.
“One of the surprising data points is that nearly three-quarters (72%) of managers said they use tracking software to monitor their employees. Only 35% of employees reported it, which means they don’t know they’re being spied on.”