Hopefully you enjoyed a long weekend with no work whatsoever. But if you work in mobile that probably wasn’t the case. According to a new study by iPass, an enterprise global WI-FI network provider, mobile employees tend to be workaholics. From PCWorld:
Almost two-thirds of mobile employees say they are working 50 to 60 hour-plus weeks, with most working weekends too, according to research. …
Enterprise global Wi-Fi network provider iPass surveyed 1,700 mobile employees at 1,100 enterprises worldwide, and found there was almost a 20 percent increase in a year of mobile workers reporting they were waking up through the night due to stress.
The survey also found that 88 percent of these wireless heads thought cable-free access was “as important to their lives, or almost, as running water and electricity”. Another 95 percent reported significant reductions in their job productivity without wireless access.
Also, 58 percent of mobile workers expressed frustration accessing corporate applications that are not optimised for smartphones and tablets.
Maybe not surprisingly mobile usage is causing “slightly increased friction” in mobile workers’ personal lives with their partners, family and friends. The highest amount of friction was reported in Europe at 38 percent.
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How many hours a week do you work? Are there any times when you totally put away all electronic devices?