Networked workers

Pew, a charitable trust from the USA, has just released a most interesting report that looks at the impact of Internet-related technology on the working lives of USA employees.

In a press release, the following positive effects of such technology are noted:

- 80 per cent say these technologies have improved their ability to do their job.

- 73 per cent say these technologies have improved their ability to share ideas with co-workers.

- 58 per cent say these tools have allowed them more flexibility in the hours they work.

However, negative effects are noted by USA employees:

- 49 per cent say these technologies increase the level of stress in their job.

- 49 per cent say these technologies make it harder for them to disconnect from their work when they are at home and on the weekends.

- 46 per cent say these tools increase demands that they work more hours.


For the full report - Networked Workers: Most workers use the internet or email at their jobs, but they say these technologies are a mixed blessing for them by Mary Madden and Sydney Jones - click here.

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