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If business leaders are asked what keeps them awake at night, concerns around the productivity levels of their teams are most likely at the top of that list. The growing adoption of distributed workforces — especially since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic— has taken away the ability for managers to quickly see what their colleagues are working on throughout the day. Some leaders have turned toward employee monitoring systems to ensure their teams are focused while working remotely.

Currently, the global employee monitoring market stands at $1,071 billion and is expected to see a compound annual growth rate of 25.5%. While some have been quick to implement this software, many employees believe these systems are invasive and unappealing as it can measure keystrokes, video camera activity, email cadence and specific websites visited.

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