Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Got a Mobile Device? You May be Working an Extra Day a Week

Having a mobile device has changed the way that I work. Being always connected allows me to see  emails and status updates from anywhere and at any time.  I can't help but see email, Twitter messages, and other alerts when using my iPad at home at night, or on vacation, with the audible notifications or new email messages popping up on the screen as I watch LOL cats.

A recent survey by mobile management provider Good Technology , as reported in InfoWorld, indicates that my reliance on my mobile devices means I may be working on average seven more hours per week as a result. Infoworld published some of the survey's key findings:
  • 80 percent of people continue working when they've left the office, for an average of seven extra hours each week
  • 60 percent do it to stay organized, half because customers want quick responses, and 31 percent just find it hard to switch off at night
  • 68 percent of people check work email before 8 a.m., with an average first look at 7:09 a.m.
  • 50 percent check their work email while still in bed
  • 40 percent do work email after 10 p.m.
  • 69 percent will not go to sleep without checking their work email
  • 57 percent check work emails on family outings
  • 38 percent routinely check work emails while at the dinner table
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