Implications of Employer-Supplied Connectivity Devices

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Technology now allows connectivity 24/7, and many employers are — or are considering — furnishing hand-held electronic devices to members of their workforces. In the best conditions, this can facilitate work efficiency and improve work-life effectiveness. In other situations, it may communicate to employees that they are expected to never disconnect from work, and potentially either foster resentment or enable unhealthy work behaviors.

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Executive Summary

Technology now allows connectivity 24/7, and many employers are — or are considering — furnishing hand-held electronic devices to members of their workforces. In the best conditions, this can facilitate work efficiency and improve work-life effectiveness. In other situations, it may communicate to employees that they are expected to never disconnect from work, and potentially either foster resentment or enable unhealthy work behaviors. Through a survey of 627 employees across multiple organizations and industries, this research explored the prevalence of employer-supplied connectivity devices, along with users’ work habits, beliefs about their companies’ culture and perception of the intended message when their employers supplies these devices.

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