Individuals naturally become edgy when monitored at work. Observation programs shrouded in secrecy further contribute to this sense of anxiety as observed subjects remain unaware of what is being documented and how it might affect their career. Consequently, observers can significantly reduce the observed subjects’ anxiety by making the observation, including observation documentation, as transparent as possible.
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