Woman checking data on a tablet Training employees on new technologies can be costly, but in the long run, it will build employee trust and lead to faster adoption throughout the company. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The rise of smart technology over the past decade or so has significantly improved the work process for employees and employers alike. A boon for efficiency, smart technologies like indoor positioning systems, trackers and other smart devices have increased safety and improved workflow.

Yet a major drawback of the use of these smart technologies has been a loss of privacy for employees. Smart systems often require greater control over the work lives of staff members. One example is employee tracking. Employers use tracking technology to monitor employees who are working remotely. By tracking their whereabouts, employers can make sure they are properly resourced to complete work. But this process requires what could be seen as a significant invasion of privacy.

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