At a translation agency in Australia, managers can see every window open on their contractors' desktop computers at every minute of the day. Every move of their mouse cursors is scrutinized. Check-in emails flood their inboxes with expectations of immediate replies. Ironically, these draconian measures didn't exist when everyone shared a physical space. The fears companies have that workers will go rogue when unsupervised arise from the need to advance goals without actually observing firsthand the daily grind to get there.
- Tsedal Neeley in Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere
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