When Bad Things Happen to Good Technologies

2 Feb ’05

Another truly lame idea – spy on your employees even more.  That’ll encourage them to dig deep and perform.  Exinda Networks has developed a technology (this does not seem that novel frankly, and the article makes that point) that allows employers to, in addition to monitoring employee usage of the ‘net, calculate the bandwidth cost of that usage.  So that employees can be billed for it …

If your employees are spending so much time surfing that you think you need to do this, you really need to be asking yourself: what are you doing wrong – why aren’t you challenging them with more interesting and provocative work?

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