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This thought-provoking Harvard Business Review blog post is sure to stir up conversation, in person or by smartphone.
Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Productive?
2:09 PM Friday April 6, 2012
by Ndubuisi Ekekwe
Mobile devices have exacerbated an always-on work culture where employees work anytime, anywhere. They’ve contributed to the blurred distinction between when you’re “on the clock” and when you’re not. Service industry professionals are especially tethered to these devices. There’s an assumption that using smart devices boosts productivity, since they allow us to work constantly. But, we’re also jeopardizing long-term productivity by eliminating predictable time off that ensures balance in our lives. Is the obsession of regularly checking email really helping anyone’s bottom line? Are the unrealistic expectations these devices facilitate not setting staff up for burnout?
You can read the full post here.