Remote Work Deception: The Mouse Jiggler Dilemma

Remote work has spurred both innovation and deception. The rise of tools like mouse jigglers, masking inactivity, led to Wells Fargo terminating employees. This raises a critical question: Is this behaviour grounds for dismissal or a sign of deeper corporate issues? As companies navigate monitoring remote productivity, the balance between surveillance and trust is increasingly crucial
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Alice Weil

Features Editor at The Executive Magazine

Companies are increasingly targeting staff who use technology to fake productivity. But is such behaviour grounds for dismissal, or does it reflect deeper cultural issues within an organisation?

The Covid pandemic ushered in a wave of innovations in workplace technology designed to support remote work. While these tools aimed to boost productiv...


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