Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Are we Borg yet?

Another indication (via CNET) that proliferation of mobile devices creates a 24/7 workplace:

Based on a survey of more than 3,700 mobile employees from more than 1,000 companies, the iPass Global Mobile Workforce Report (PDF) found that downtime may be a thing of the past. More workers (91 percent) are using their free time, both day and night, to check their smartphones. Among those, almost 30 percent check their smartphones three to five times an hour, and 20 percent check them five to ten times an hour.

On top of that, some companies, e.g. Netflix, don't even have a vacation policy; you can take as much vacation as your can agree upon with your manager. Eventually, all these trends have to lead to much higher productivity, or at least more work hours per week/year.

tags: trend, economics, information, mobile, communications

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