Over the years I've posted on workplace effectiveness issues. The cloud and mobile devices are making it easy to stay connected. However, how does all of this digital access impact work and personal life?
Some new research on workers is shedding light on the potential impact mobile technology is having on our personal time. For example, of respondents:
- Only 3.7% said they “never” felt pressured to take action immediately after reading an email
- 4 in 10 people say mobile technology sometimes disrupts their downtime outside of work
- 16% say it disrupts their downtime most of the time
The pressure to be available and the stress from not being able to fully unwind can impact worker health, and ultimately their productivity and relationships with other people. Other findings of on the impact of mobile devices on work and life balance are outlined in the infographic below.
For detailed data or snack size graphics visit http://ghergich.com/media/mobile-tech/.