However Tempting It May Be, Monitoring Employees Won’t Improve Productivity

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By Tanner Garrity It took me 31 minutes and nine seconds to complete a recent article from The New York Times. I know that because the publication used specialized software to track my activity, registering clicks, keystrokes and the amount of time my computer ran idle. While it doesn’t normally take me so long to read a piece, the Times kept the meter running when I took a break for some standard morning rituals: a shower, a smoothie, a switch of the laundry. The simulated surveillance was part of a recent investigation into “the worker productivity score,” and a way for the Times to display …

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