Study: Mobile comms improve work-life balance

A recent study reveals that personal communications technologies such as smartphones and laptops, can not only help raise productivity of workers in Singapore, but help to improve their work-life balance.
The survey, being conducted by workforce management consultancy Kelly Services, found the ability to work outside-and yet remain in constant contact with-the office, is a positive personal development by 90 percent of Singapore respondents. These respondents of nearly 100,000 people in 34 countries were part of a global index. More than 3,000 of the respondents were in Singapore.
Singaporeans recognized the productivity benefits of mobile communications being lower than China at 93 percent. Singaporeans were also less satisfied than in China 58 percent.
In addition, who placed greater importance on achieving better balance between work and social life than older respondents were Singapore’s Gen Y respondents, aged between 18 and 29. Fewer Gen Y respondents were happy with their current work-life balance than their seniors.
Employers who use technology to enhance working arrangements will be likely to be seen as employers of choice and to reap productivity benefits. Employees are integrating information technology into their lives as the line between work and personal life is blurring at many levels.

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