A recent report from the UK has revealed the extent of smartphone addiction at work. Here are some of the most striking facts.
Interestingly, accessing the Internet at work has remained static over the last four years at one in four, as more people access the Internet at home. Internet addiction at work also appears to have stayed stable.
Of smartphone users who work, 30% regularly use their phone at work for personal calls, while 35% regularly use their phone for work calls while ‘off duty’. Twenty-four per cent say they use their phone for work while on leave.
93% of smartphone users who use a smartphone at work say they take part in personal phone calls during work hours, but equally at least 85% take work-related calls during their free time.
Work smartphone users are more likely to be male and in the 25-34 age range. They are also more likely to be in higher income groups
A group of working people conduct their whole range of personal and work-related activities on their smartphones. They represent about one-third of smartphone users who use a smartphone at work.
Emailing or texting while in meetings is a common problem at work, with 19% reported to do this regularly and about half of all workers with smartphones (53%) having reported this behavior.
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