Given the technology-driven landscape of today’s world, it is unsurprising that most employees possess a cell phone. Though these devices can help connect them to their personal life (kids, spouses, appointments, etc.), the growing use of mobile devices during working hours has become an issue for many employers.
Employees using their cell phones during paid working hours can significantly impact the company’s overall performance, from lost productivity to security concerns. In this blog, we will discuss some of the challenges that cell phones during work hours pose to employers.
Loss of Productivity
Work-Life Balance (we prefer to say Life-Work Balance)
Employers should consider implementing policies that promote a healthy work-life balance, such as limiting after-work communication or providing additional paid time off.
This best practice is placed more on the employer to refrain from off-hour communication, as serious employees will respond to emails to remain responsible. Still, that expectation should not be placed on the employee.
The exception is, of course, a true emergency that requires their input or direct action.