Mobile Tech Helps Tie People to Work After Hours
Ina Fried wrote an interesting piece for AllThingsD titled “ Mobile Technology Frees Workers to Work Any 20 Hours a Day They Choose .” Quick snippet:
A new survey from Good Technology finds that the typical American is working more than a month and a half of overtime per year just in the amount of time spent answering work phone calls and responding to email.
The amount of total work done outside of the confines of the office adds up to 30 hours per month for the average worker.
This is exactly why I do not tie my work e-mail to my mobile. Even though I am lucky enough to work from home, I make sure my work laptop is powered down and put away after each workday to ensure it does not interfere with my personal life. I work so that I can provide for my family. I logout so I can spend time with them.