Online activity hampers productivity and makes us depressed
A new, nationwide study has revealed over a quarter of Britons feel their phone or social media addiction is actively stopping them living life to the full, with as many as 83% saying they would love to be able to dispense with their mobile devices.
According to the study, 77% of us now spend at least three hours online every day, with one in ten spending as much as ten hours a day online.
The effect of this is that employees admit to their online activity causing them to be less productive at work and to cause them to feel depressed or unfulfilled. Employers are increasingly having to monitor online usage at work and create robust policies to deal with productivity concerns, caused by employees using mobile devices at work and engaging in online activity during working hours.