Employees using mobile devices to work from bed

Tuesday 23 April 2013

An increasing number of UK professionals are using mobile devices to work from bed, it has been reported.

Research conducted by Infosecurity Europe found that 29 per cent of survey respondents catch up on work in the bedroom, with 15 per cent doing so at the same time as their partner.

The survey revealed that three-quarters of those who work from bed do so for more than 30 minutes a day, while 22 per cent do so for more than two hours.

Almost a third (32 per cent) admitted that the first thing they do in the morning is check their phone for messages - suggesting that mobile working is will ingrained into their routine.

Claire Sellick, event director for Infosecurity Europe, said the smartphone has had "a massive impact" on the way people behave.

"These figures reveal that is has even had an impact on our behaviour in the bedroom," she stated.

"Another key issue that is highlighted is just how dependent we are on our smartphones - in both our personal and professional lives."

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