【行業數據】研究：逾6成WFH三天的員工不反對公司監控工作相關數據 Study: Over 60% of employees working from home three days a week don't oppose company monitoring of work-related data
According to a survey by software company Qualtrics, employees who have the ability to work from home are more willing to share certain work-related data with their employers, such as emails, chat messages, and virtual meeting records, in order for the company to provide a better work environment.
The study found that 62% of employees who work from home three days a week do not oppose company monitoring of their emails and chat messages. In contrast, only 49% of employees who frequently work from the office accept this kind of monitoring. However, the majority of employees still do not want their employers to view their social media. Only 40% of employees are willing to let the company view their social media posts, whether they are anonymous or not.
This survey also emphasizes the balance between understanding work-life and privacy rights. For example, when companies want to better understand employees' work-life and strive to improve it, 70% of the surveyed employees support the use of email data to provide insights. Qualtrics' Chief Workplace Psychologist, Benjamin Granger, pointed out that in the past, employers mostly relied on employee surveys to understand their feelings and concerns. Now, with the advancement of technology, we can obtain this information from emails, chats, and online reviews.
Additionally, younger employees seem to be more open-minded. 45% of millennials and Generation Z employees don't mind employers viewing their non-anonymous social media posts, whereas only 37% of Generation X employees and 29% of Baby Boomer employees accept this method.
As remote work becomes increasingly prevalent, we must contemplate: How should we strike a balance between privacy and work convenience?