Mobile services and the internet are increasing blurring the lines between personal and work lives, a new survey has found.
The ‘always on’ nature of the devices has caused for a 24/7 culture where email checking is common throughout the day, with 82% of Brits telling hotel group Pullman they feel they must work outside of normal office hours.
Around 85% said having a mobile device has changed the way they see their work and personal lives, with Brits amongst the reluctant nations to blur the two.
A third spend at least 30 minutes browsing the internet a day for personal reasons while on a business trip, with travellers feeling there is a ‘moral agreement’ to handle personal activity during working hours as they often work when at home.
“The results of this survey confirm our vision of upscale international hospitality which is based on the “work-hard, play-hard” and reflects our customer’s lifestyle and professional personal balance,” said Xavier Louyot, SVP global marketing at Pullman.