Despite advancements in technology, 35% say they are working longer hours than five years ago, 19% working over 50 hours a week
Online PR News – 01-April-2015 – San Mateo, CA – San Mateo, CA, March 31, 2015 - Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, today announced the results of a survey conducted in February 2015, to see how much people feel the workplace has changed in the past five years. The announcement coincides with the 5th anniversary of the first sale of the original iPad, which has had a dramatic impact on productivity in the workplace since its introduction on April 3, 2010.
As the first company to introduce a keyboard case to enhance the productivity of the iPad, Kensington was interested to see how its customers felt their work lives had changed over the past five years. One of the most interesting findings revealed that despite all the technology advancements that have been achieved since 2010 to make people’s lives easier, it hasn’t translated into fewer working hours. In fact, technology may well be contributing to longer working hours. More than 35% of respondents reported they are working more hours than they did five years ago, and 19% are working more than 50 hours per week.
In another surprising statistic that shows just how plugged in users are into today’s technology, 40% admitted they check their email within 15 minutes of waking up in the morning. And in a nod to the changing culture of the modern workplace, 97% of workers who started their careers post-2000 said they are expecting a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) allowance from their employer in 2015.
A few other noteworthy results from the survey:
· 59% are more comfortable at their home workstation than at their office desk
· 34% of computer owners lock their devices at home
· 48% feel they are least productive when commuting
With BYOD becoming more mainstream, the iPad, Microsoft® Surface™ Pro 3 and other tablets will have an increasingly important role in productivity for professionals. To address this, Kensington has recently introduced products that help workers get more from their iPad, including the KeyFolio Thin X3™ with PowerLift™ technology that charges a smartphone, the MiniSaver™ Mobile Lock, and the KP400 Switchable Keyboard that allows the user to alternate typing between a laptop and a tablet at the press of a shortcut key.
Kensington has compiled 20 of the most revealing comments its customers offered about how the iPad has, or has not, impacted their working lives over the past five years. To see their comments and further insights visit Kensington's blog or download the full 2015 Kensington Productivity Trends Report and Infographics at www.kensington.com/MyBusiness.
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Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington's mobile security product offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition, Kensington offers accessories including power adapters, chargers, mice, keyboards, trackballs, universal docking stations, desktop accessories, carrying cases and iPad/iPhone/iPod accessories. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington is the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit http://www.kensington.com/?cm_mmc=PR-_-PR-_-Trends2015-_-homepage or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.
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