I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to improve their climate literacy so as to understand the projected impacts from the expanding climate crisis and how to adapt their workplaces in the face of these impacts.

“Some managers believe that their employees are most efficient when someone is constantly watching over them, peeking [over] their shoulder and making sure they are actually working.”— Nadia Harris-Kosior

As the workforce becomes more distributed and anywhere work becomes possible thanks to offices in the cloud, which in many cases are replacing physical offices, new skills must be developed to manage in this new environment. Management by sight is highly problematic in a modern digital, work from anywhere, workplace.

PS. As an aside, if you DO need to be peeking over someone’s shoulder to ensure they get their work done, you may have actually hired the wrong person, no?