Our Technology Work Habits – are workers slack?
It had to happen. 20 years ago most people were banned from using the office phone for private calls, then email come in, and only a few “lucky” people had it… then the internet.
With many IT teams stopping 90% of users having general internet access. Today it is accessing specific sites that are most often blocked, namely social media related sites, and personal email sites.
So we have moved from not being allowed to even use technology for “non work use” to it slowly being a part of the way we work. But how “good” are we at using the technology? How much Time do we lose on the various tools available to us?
This research from desktime gives us some interesting insights.
Having spent a lot of time over the last few weeks talking about implementation of collaboration tools that utilise social “media” principles, I think that for many of us this integration of home/ work will blur even more than it currently does for the majority of “knowledge workers”. These tools are sometimes called “social media” tools, but increasingly “social business” tools as they are internal, private and allow employees to connect with people that know rather than in their silo or function.
Interesting, exciting and challenging times ahead for managers and leaders of business.