The future of the high-performance workplace is taking shape behind closed doors and kept quiet by non-disclosure agreements.
Bloomberg News reports that across the U.K., hedge funds, banks, call centres and consultancies are installing tracking systems to link biosensing wearable devices with analytics tools once the preserve of elite sports.
'There isn’t a competitive sports team in the world that doesn’t adopt high-end analytics tracking the athletes on the field, off the field, at home, when they’re sleeping, when and what they're eating', says Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation at Goldsmiths, University of London. 'The workplace is heading towards that model'.
The new tools help link human behaviour and physiological data to business performance. It’s a departure from typical wearable technology strategies, which tend to focus on operational efficiency or safety.
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