85% of full time workers check work emails outside of work hours, study reveals

85% of full time workers now check their work emails outside of work hours, a new Red Agency and YouGov Galaxy study has revealed.

The study says the biggest technology concern for 2018 is the amount of time people are spending on their phones.

85% of full-time workers now regularly check their work-related emails outside of work hours

Red Agency’s, Red Sky Predictions report, found 84% of Australians have slept with their mobile phone in the bedroom, while 61% have it by their side at night.

The study says millennials are the most likely to take their phone to bed with 60% checking their social media channels in bed.

However, majority of Australians using their phones in bed are supposedly having interrupted sleep (73%), while 88% of people have been in a situation where other people are texting during a conversation.

On top of this, 87% have encountered people using their phones while having dinner.

James Wright, CEO of Red Agency, said in a statement: “Our new research highlights there is an uncontrollable need to always remain connected to the digital world. We have become a ‘head down generation’. Some are going as far as sleeping with the ‘enemy’, with mobile phones a standard staple in the bedroom.

“Although we’re seemingly growing more connected as a global society through the bridge that is the digital sphere, we’re missing real time opportunities to engage with our co-workers, communities and families.

“Even if it’s just for few moments, it’s time we drop the phone, step away from the computer and just switch off.”


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