Sixty-seven percent of employees work from home, according to the VMware New Way of Life 2013 study that shows the use of personal technology is eliminating the boundary between separate work lives and personal lives.
Findings of the study are based on a research conducted by Acorn Research across 12 Asia-Pacific countries/regions. Survey respondents are happier and more efficient at work, if they are able to use their own technology to get their jobs done.
Sixty-one percent of employees are working while on holiday and 80 percent of employees will use their personal devices or a combination of personal and a work-issued device for business purposes when working remotely.
Ninety-seven percent of companies are aware that employees are bringing personal devices to work. Fifty-eight percent of the respondents said that the use of personal devices has not affected their ability to switch off.
“Evidently, the high penetration of smart devices in Asia Pacific is transforming the way people live and work. The connection between work and personal lives is being redefined and what was once considered an intrusion of personal time, such as a late night conference call on your personal device is now becoming an accepted norm,” said Andrew Dutton, senior vice president and general manager, VMware Asia Pacific and Japan.
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