Many business leaders will see technology as a blessing. It makes work faster, boosts efficiency, encourages consistency, inspires innovation and creativity and all of these factors can lead to an increase in profits.
However, this increase in technology – and up rise in the availability of portable work devices – has largely blurred the lines between personal and professional life. And nowadays it is the norm to see businesspeople whipping out a laptop on their morning commute to start plugging away at a chunky spreadsheet. Given that the average commute time in the UK was 54.8 minutes per day a few years ago – and a lot of public transport now offers Wi-Fi – it is unsurprising that workers will use this as an opportunity to get their head down – but this can cause problems.
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