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March 16, 2020

From: Reddit AMA

What would you say to a manager who wants employees engaged in remote work to be on a webcam meeting all day so they can be monitored?

One wonders what the manager is doing so that they are in a position to just be “watching other people work” 🙂

The only thing that I’ve heard is that sometimes there are groups where people like to have videos of each other running, as a kind of simulation of being in an office together. I think for me I’d either find it very distracting, or I’d quickly tune it out.

I think your putative manager should focus more on output than on whether people are making “I am concentrating” expressions to their webcams 🙂

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