One of the major reasons why management opposes remote work is that they lose their control to micromanage. Big-ego driven supervisors who view themselves as the saviors of the company really believe that if it weren’t for them no one would do any work. With people operating remotely at home, management is afraid that they’re losing their tight grip on employees.

To gain back control, bosses have followed people to their homes. Not literally, but via invasive intrusive software. During the onset of the outbreak companies told employees to work from home, The New York Times reported at the time, “Demand surged for software that can monitor employees, with programs tracking the words we type, snapping pictures with our computer cameras and giving our managers rankings of who is spending too much time on Facebook and not enough on Excel.” 

As you’re still trying to cope with an overwhelming amount of stress during the pandemic, now it seems you might have to be concerned that your company is always watching you too. According to the Los Angeles Times, companies have been scrambling to purchase spyware as “they’re trying to allow their employees to work from home, but trying to maintain a level of security and productivity.”  

The employee monitoring software market is forecasted to rapidly grow and reach $4.5 billion by 2026. As…

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