Description: some companies are adopting policies aimed at weaning employees from their electronic devices.
Date: Dec 31, 2012
A study conducted last spring by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project found that while mobile phones were valued as a way to stay productive, there were downsides to being available at all times. The nationwide survey of 2,254 adults found that 44 percent of cellphone owners had slept with their phone next to their bed and that 67 percent had experienced “phantom rings,” checking their phone even when it was not ringing or vibrating. Still, the proportion of cellphone owners who said they “could live without it” has gone up, to 37 percent from 29 percent in 2006. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. Do you feel organizations would gain benefits by limited their employees’ exposure to mobile devices? Why or Why not?
2. What is your best reason or evidence that mobile devices affect either productivity or non productivity in the workplace?