How Much Time Workers Spend on Cell Phones

By Robert Half July 19, 2017 at 10:27pm

How Much Time Workers Spend on Cell Phones and Personal Tasks

Minutes per day employees spend using their personal mobile devices for non-work activities: 56

THAT’S NEARLY 5 HOURS A WEEK!

Minutes per day managers think employees spend using their personal mobile devices: 39

What employees spend the most time on when using their personal mobile devices at work:

ACCORDING TO EMPLOYEES ACCORDING TO MANAGERS
Personal email 30% 28%
Social networks 28% 62%
Sports sites 9% 1%
Mobile games 6% 2%
Online shopping sites 5% 4%
Entertainment sites 3% 1%

According to workers, companies block access to the following websites:

39% Social networks
30% Entertainment sites
27% Online shopping sites
23% Sports sites
48% None of these

58% of employees often use their personal devices at work to access websites that are blocked by their company.

Only 39% of managers think it happens frequently.

(Respondents whose companies block access to websites)

Minutes per day employees spend attending to personal tasks during work hours: 42

THAT’S 3.5 HOURS A WEEK!

Minutes per day managers think employees spend attending to personal tasks: 41

Source: OfficeTeam surveys of more than 300 workers and more than 300 senior managers in the United States.

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