Why Your Boss Wants to Track Your Heart Rate at Work

The future of the high-performance workplace is taking shape behind closed doors and kept quiet by non-disclosure agreements.

Across the U.K., hedge funds, banks, call centers 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.”