Sunday, April 14, 2019

"His company gathers 'data exhaust' left by employees' email and instant messaging apps, and uses name badges equipped with radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices and microphones"

These can check how much time you spend talking, your volume and tone of voice, even if you dominate conversations. While this may sound intrusive - not to say creepy - proponents argue that it can also protect employees against bullying and sexual harassment.

Humanyze calls these badges "Fitbit for your career".

Some of this data analysis can produce unexpected results, says Mr Waber. For example, one large tech client discovered that coders who sat at 12-person lunch tables tended to outperform those who regularly sat at four-person tables.