Bosses say workers waste too much time on their personal phones. Employees tell a very different story, a recent poll has found.
While only 10 percent of employees with smartphones said the devices decrease their productivity during work hours, employers pointed to mobile phones as the number one reason for interruptions, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.
In fact, the results showed that nearly 20 percent of bosses believe workers put in less than five hours a day of actual work. That’s a lot of squandered time, said CareerBuilder spokesperson Jennifer Grasz.
- An UK study shows that most office workers are restricted to their desks by desk top or lap top computers.
- Unlike computers, mobile phones and ipads allow for work to be done in a variety of locations.
- Workers may be more productive if they are free to move around with their phones as the main work device.
“Using a smartphone in the office could actually lead to greater productivity, according to new research.”