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Technology impacts personal and work lives

Anuradha Shukla | Dec. 5, 2014
Dell and Intel study explores current and future trends related to the workplace and workforce.

Technology impacts personal and work lives, according to Global Evolving Workforce Study by Dell and Intel.

A survey of 5,000 employees of small, medium and large organizations in 12 countries shows that employees are using multiple devices to get their jobs done.

Sixty-two percent of employees consider the desktop PC as their primary business device while at work, but switching to more mobile forms of technology for personal purposes.

Ninety-seven percent of employees spend "at least some time" in their employer's office. 76 percent of office-based employees feel they work best in an office at their desk but 48 percent said they are frequently interrupted.

51 percent of employees still use instant messenger or email colleagues who are located physically near them, instead of talking with them directly.

Working from home

52 percent of employees surveyed said that those working from home are just as productive or more productive than those in the office.

30 percent of those working from home sleep more, 40 percent drive less and 46 percent of employees feel less stress. 20 percent of employees exercise less and 38 percent indicate snacking more when working from home.

One out of four employees globally would consider taking a new position if provided better technology that helps them be more productive.


More than half of employees globally currently use personal devices for work purposes while 43 percent of employees globally are using personal devices for work without the company knowing. 

"As the research shows, now more than ever, the 'office' isn't defined by a desk within an employer's walls," said Steve Lalla, vice president and general manager ofCloud Client Computing, Dell. " With constant connectivity blurring the lines between professional and personal lives and devices, it's essential  employees have seamless access to data when at the office, at home and on the road so they can stay productive, and IT secures and manages the data and user wherever it goes."



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