A new study has suggested that people who have mobile devices capable of connecting to the Internet – smartphones and tablets – spend a lot of time checking for messages every day, adding as much as two hours to the working day, in fact.
Researchers reckon that while the average working day in the office might be 9 or 10 hours long, that’s extended by a further two hours making work phone calls or sending work emails away from the office.
Indeed, 10 per cent of folks admitted spending up to three hours checking work emails, either via a smartphone or PC.
Two-thirds of people check their emails first thing in the morning, and last night before going to bed – a recipe for a good night’s sleep if you receive a worrying message, that’s for sure.
Everyone needs to take a deep breath, relax, and forget about work when they’re not at the office (or equivalent).