Technology and Its Impact on Employees During Nonworking Hours

Research

Approximately one-fifth of organizations (21%) have a formal policy that regulates wireless communication device use during nonworking hours, while roughly one-quarter of organizations (26%) have an informal policy. Of those organizations that have informal wireless communication device usage policies in place, approximately fourth-fifths of those organizations (81%) express their limitations of wireless communication device use to employees directly through supervisors or managers. Of the organizations that do not have a formal or informal policy on wireless communicate device usage, the majority (87%) allow their employees to set their own limits on the use of wireless communication devices for work purposes during nonworking hours.