Summer is over. Back to school and back to work, right? Well, not so fast. Workforce productivity may not be as high as you think. Workers need to be connected to electronic resources at work so they can create, use and share information, but they're only a click away from alluring distractions like personal email, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. This "connectivity conundrum" is the subject of a recent survey, which revealed these findings:
• Three out of four workers (76%) check personal email.
• Three out of five (61%) take personal calls.
• Two out of three (67%) text using a mobile phone at least once a week while on the job.
• Approximately one in three employees (35%) post to their social media accounts and even play games (34%) on a weekly basis.
These results are from an online survey that was conducted within the United States by Harris Poll
on behalf of Ricoh from August 1-5, 2014, among 2,014 adults ages 18 and older, of whom 1,034 are employed full time, part time or self-employed.