Augment Your Employees’ Performance – The Smart Way
“Nothing we do is more important than hiring people. At the end of the day, you bet on people, not strategies.’ – Lawrence Bossidy.
A content workforce makes the foundation of any business. It is their constant dedication and ceaseless efforts that nourish the organization, every brick contributing, to making the structure stand. A productive workforce with automatically lead to a thriving business, but how to gauge the wellbeing accurately?
A recent study, published in the journal- Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Tech, unveils a mobile-sensing system that assesses employee performance with an accuracy of 80%.
What the product is?
It is a novel progressive approach to gauge employee performance using passive sensing data from devices like smartphones, fitness bracelets, and a custom app.
What does it entail?
- The smartphone traces location, phone usage, physical activity, and surrounding light.
- The fitness tracker monitors heart functions, sleep, and stress and body measurements like weight, and calorie consumption.
Factors for Classifications
Employees’ performance was categorized by factors, like the measure of time spent in the workplace, quality of sleep, physical movements, and phone activity.
Findings of the study
The study revealed that leading performers tend to have lower rates of phone usage, experience extended deep sleep periods, and are more active physically.
Not yet available in app stores, this passive monitoring system can act as a potent alternative to traditional evaluation systems like interviews and self-evaluations. For people who are employed, work constitutes a major part of their day. So, it’s not just in the organization’s interest to get the best out of them, it’s in the employees’ self-interest too, to boost their morale, consequently improving their performance.