UK workers carry out an average of three weeks’ work at home every year by checking their work email and taking calls - and many of them are using their own mobile device to do this.
A new survey sponsored by ‘bring your own device’ specialists Good Technology showed that 93% of UK working adults continued to work when they’d left the office. On average, each person carried on working for a total of three hours and 31 minutes each week; the equivalent of 23 extra working days every year.
Half of these people say they do the extra work to stay organised, although 20% are putting in the extra hours to impress their boss.
According to the Good Technology survey, the average UK worker checks their phone at 6.51am. 61% of people use their commute to deal with email, 37% admit they respond to business email from bed and 33% check work email on a Saturday morning.