Social Media and Employees Monitoring
Now, employers can use numerous ways to monitor employees and their performance. On the one hand, it is possible to hire special managers who will be responsible for ensuring that employees do not waste their time. In this case, these managers can organize regular and special meetings where individuals should report the results of their work or stipulate how much time they need to complete a task.
On the other hand, modern technologies result in the fact that employers can use various online methods to monitor members of their staff. It refers to GPS tracking, cameras, electronic badges, and others. The two phenomena above represent different approaches to management, but they are similar in the way that they are used in that people come to the office to work rather than to settle their personal affairs.
As for the online monitoring methods, it is necessary to draw specific attention to social media. This phenomenon is an integral part of modern society, and people of different ages, genders, and races actively use such resources via their devices. That is why it is not a surprise that employees spend much time posting new photos and reading news.
Consequently, monitoring the social media accounts of their employees can provide employers with information on how often an individual postpones their working duties. In addition to that, Kane predicts that social media is going to evolve with the help of “artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality”. This supposition denotes that social media is going to occupy a more significant role in society, which will make employers monitor it more heavily to force employees to perform their tasks.