Google study finds that home-working is blurring work-life boundaries

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Two-thirds of employees use one camera phone for both work and personal purposes, according to a Google-led study. Additionally, the study also found that an increase in home-working has led to a blurring of employees' work and home camera phone use and hence work-life boundaries.

Nearly 68% of those surveyed said they use one camera phone or phablet for both work and personal purposes. Of those, 81% of work profile users (i.e. those who created different profiles for work and personal use on the same device) said they were satisfied with their experience of managing work and personal life on the same device, compared to 71% of non-work profile users.

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Laurence McJannet

Laurence is an NCTJ-trained journalist with nearly 20 years' editorial experience gained on a wide range of publications, from The Beirut Times in Lebanon to The Sunday Times, and including recent freelance engagements with Future's cycling and automotive portfolios, Outdoor Fitness, and The English Home. He has recently been undertaking a sports broadcast journalism MA at Southampton Solent, gaining valuable TV and radio experience, and am currently videographer for Frome Town FC soccer team. He is the author of Bikepacking (Wild Things Publishing, 2016).