It’s increasingly common for employees to be fitted with wearable devices to monitor their activity levels. Most of the time this is designed as part of the organizations health and wellbeing programs, but it’s increasingly common for it to be used to track the efficiency and productivity of staff, especially in warehouses and similar facilities.
One such system is Lighthouse, a product that promises to transform the workplace through the power of location. Employees are kitted out with a mobile app that then tracks their location using Bluetooth.
This isn’t designed to be a Big Brother type monitoring service however, but more a way of delivering location specific information to the employees exactly when they need it. For instance, the app provides to do lists, safety content and other work related instructions, all based upon the current location of that employee.