Metaverse workers are not as enthusiastic as the bosses about working at Metaverse.
Metaverse games are one of the most exciting things about the future of entertainment. However, working in the Metaverse might not be so much fun if the results of a new poll are anything to go by.
Working from home has its advantages. No need to get out of your pajamas or take off your fluffy koala slippers. You don’t have to deal with Alex from accounts sitting on your desk telling you long boring stories about whatever boring thing they did in their lives over the weekend.
A great part of remote work is that you can work wherever your computer is. So you can sit in this cafe and look at the sea while the tap away. Phew.
There’s also something else really cool about working remotely. The idea of working in the metaverse. While it might take you a while to learn how to sit in virtual chairs or get the right virtual match for the sales meeting, it’s a fun thought. Socializing with colleagues online in the virtual office with waterfall and zen garden can only be a good thing.
However, for all the good things a transformative workplace offers, it can come with negative things for employees.
Technological advances have increased productivity
As telecommuting has taken off, both employees (90%) and employers (88%) agree that technological advances have led to increased productivity. And, they feel more connected to their colleagues. Employees say video conferencing (27%) makes them feel more connected and engaged.
Employers also say video conferencing (32%) is the best method. But employers also like the idea of working in the Metaverse (17%) as the best way to stay connected. Only 9% of employees feel the same way about Metaverse.
Overall, employers are more excited and curious about the metaverse than employees. Employers say they are excited (66%) and optimistic (54%) about working at Metaverse. However, employees say it causes anxiety (24%), suspicion (20%) and feel it will cause confusion (17%).
A big concern here is that the Metaverse creates opportunities for workplace surveillance. The authors of the report say, “Employee tracking software has become a popular way for employers to monitor their employees, and the switch will only increase the potential for surveillance activities. Looking at existing surveillance tactics, 73% of employers admit they currently monitor their employees.”
Metaverse workers and agonies
In relation to workplace surveillance, workers say they are concerned about three things. They worry about their location being tracked in real time (51%). They worry about real-time screen monitoring (50%). And they worry about tracking time (47%).
Employees are not wrong to feel this way. Employers want to record workplace meetings (42%), undertake time tracking (39%), want to track real-time location (39%) and monitor screens (39%).
Harold Lee is the VP of ExpressVPN. “Given the reluctance of many employees to accept further surveillance in the workplace, employers should tread carefully when planning to implement further surveillance activities in virtual workplaces and consider whether they are worth the potential loss of trust and satisfaction among their employees.”
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