Privacy at work
Work is social. To achieve results, you have to collaborate with other people. These permanent connections tend to restrict your privacy. Many employees complain they don’t have enough privacy at their office. Privacy is required for creativity and is necessary to build a productive structure. How could we come up with new ideas if there is no private atmosphere in which you can share them with a few of your coworkers first? How could we keep our privacy without any damage to the fundamental principles of the entire organization?
The first step is to be aware of your privileges at work. No one is allowed to ask you inappropriate questions, search your desk or make you uncomfortable in any way. You have the right to limit your connections to work-related material only.
Things from employers’ point of view would different. Technically, the entire workplace belongs to employers. That means -although it rarely happens- they can search your desk and lockers. Huge progress in the area of technology gives supervisors the ability to monitor your computers and check your communications. They even can search the inside of your car if you are using companies car. Human rights activists are massively concerned about employers’ increasing access to employees’ information.