The jury is still out on whether fully remote workers are less productive, but many companies seem to be coming to this conclusion — and acting accordingly.
But overly focusing on how long someone’s sitting at their computer, whether at home or in the office, may not be the best way to gauge how well they’re doing their job. Employees and workplace experts say there are better ways to measure productivity.
Tech giants such as Google, Amazon, X, and Meta have started requiring employees to work from the office more often. At the same time, some companies with a fully remote or hybrid workforce are relying on employee-tracking software to keep tabs on workers when they’re not in the office.
In a March ResumeBuilder.com survey of 1,000 US business leaders, 96% of respondents working at organizations with a primarily remote or hybrid workforce said their firms used some form of employee-monitoring software. Only 10% of those companies were doing …