Our company secretly rolled-out software that tracks screen time since we have remote workers and have seen issues with productvity. They ran it for 60 days to get baselines and then announced this to the entire company.
One of my go-to-people who has been with the company 10 years last week has been flagged as someone who is not putting in nearly the amount of screen time that we expected. It was startling to me, disappointing, and I still am just struggling with accepting this, but the numbers do not lie.
There have been some strong words and intense emotions flying around, including from my boss, and the entire leadership team is now trying to figure out what to do about this.
He feels targeted, betrayed, and deeply hurt by all this, and his relationship with my boss is over - I do not see any way back at all based on the things that have been said between them.
To make it even more complex, this person is struggling with medical issues that I would never want to have to deal with, and we have a note from his doctor requesting that he be allowed to work from home all the time.
This guy has saved our bacon over-and-over again, and I would do just about anything to help him. I will not turn my back on him, but he has really messed-up, and I feel like some of this is my fault for being so naive and treating him with so much deference.
What do you think I should do?