Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
The good news is it’s easier than ever to stay connected and work from anywhere. The bad news is it’s easier than ever to stay connected and work from anywhere.
Depending on your perspective, laptops, Wi-fi and smartphones have either increased employee engagement and enhanced our ability to be more productive than ever, or effectively tethered us to our jobs even when we’re away from the office. Overall, 54% of our respondents agreed their company provides them with the necessary technology to be more productive, and 67% said it’s now easier to blend their personal and professional lives. But the flip side is 34% feel anxious when they can’t check on work while at home or on vacation.
Furthermore, less than half (45%) report having complete control over separating their private lives from work, and 27% say checking email or taking work calls after regular office hours causes fights with significant others.