Feb 6, 2018

Microsoft warns firms of technology 'distractions'

Technology can distract workers rather than make them more productive, suggests a survey carried out by software giant Microsoft. Others said the way their employer deployed technology also stopped them being more productive. "Modern workers have an abundance of technology at their fingertips," said the report. Endless amounts of updates and notifications arriving via social media made people less productive, said the report, as did other factors connected to technology. That strong sense of how technology helps also reduced the number of staff that felt disengaged to about 8%. By contrast, in companies where technology was not managed well about 20% felt disengaged.

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