Tech Tools Provide Support to Overloaded Workers

By Dennis McCafferty
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    One-half of workers in the survey say they've experienced work overload.

A significant number of employees say they're drowning in work, and many of them feel the same way about information and technology: There's simply too much of it. Does this sound like you? If so, you may be turning to personal computing devices and apps to manage it all—just like many of the people who have taken part in a recent "State of the Workplace Productivity Report" from Cornerstone OnDemand. It may seem paradoxical to depend on IT innovations to find relief from tech-enabled challenges—work, information and tech overload—but it's a winning formula for the professionals who responded to this survey. In fact, a growing number of them are adopting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) practices, using these products to access a half-dozen or more apps every week. In a sense, they're deploying technology to tame technology. As for what's next: The findings reveal that employees may soon turn to wearable technology to further increase connectivity and efficiency. In fact, two-thirds say they'd be curious about wearable tech if they saw a colleague using one, and nearly three out of five say they'd be willing to try this technology if it helped them do their jobs better. About 1,030 U.S. workers took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2013-10-22
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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