Workplace Slideshow: Where Have You Used Your Smartphone Today?
By Dennis McCafferty | Posted 07-27-2010
CIOs and other managers may be forcing their employees to push the pedal a bit too hard when it comes to being tethered to work 24/7. Because of the economy, many workers feel that they cannot disconnect - ever - from their smart phones and/or mobile devices, according to a revealing survey from Careerbuilder. These professionals answer calls or check in with the office while attending church and while at their own child's event. Workers will talk and text away while in bed, and even while in the bathroom (Now, there's an image that will stick with you). As for dating? Well, lingering moments spent staring deeply into the eyes of a potential significant other are now interrupted by the inevitable, "Honey, I need to take this call." In some cases, behavior can be downright dangerous: Using mobile devices while driving is standard operating procedure for many workers these days. This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive on behalf of Careerbuilder. More than 5,200 employees took part. Read on for results you may find astonishing. Then again, maybe not, if you are the kind of CIO who practices -- and expects -- this level of work/life dedication: