All companies keep track of how well their employees are doing, but
few do it to the extent that a company called The Outside View does.
The Guardian reports that
the U.K.-based technology company has been measuring its employees'
eating, exercising and sleeping habits with different apps. The company
has also sprung for employees to get personalized workout programs from a
clinic that helps clients prepare to climb Mt. Everest. (Going to work
is like your everyday Everest, amirite??) The idea is that by pushing
workers to become healthier, The Outside View will get a more productive
If you're not in a young tech company, you're not likely to
see anything so intense in your own office. But more employees might
find themselves monitored in other ways. The Outside View's product
happens to be a system for analyzing things like salespeoples' calendar
entries and the tone of voice they use on the phone.
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