Microsoft 365 allows your boss to track how often you send emails and use your camera
IF you’re working from home right now because of the coronavirus lockdown, and are thinking of using it as a chance to slack off from your day job then Microsoft 365 has some bad news for you.
This month the Redmond-based tech giant has launched a ‘productivity score’ tool in Microsoft 365 which allow managers to keep a close eye on their employees. The new Microsoft 365 feature, which was first announced in October before being rolled out in November, analyses 28 day periods and uses a wide range of criteria to award workers with a productivity score out of 800. Factors Microsoft 365 looks at includes how regularly you use your e-mail, Word, Microsoft Teams and even how often an employee switches on their camera during a Teams meeting.
“Employers/managers can analyse employee activities at the individual level (!), for example, the number of days an employee has been sending emails, using the chat, using ‘mentions’ in emails etc.”