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Employees working in bed struggle with work-life balance

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Many employees who work from home struggle to differentiate between their work and social lives, freshbusinessthinking.co.uk reports.

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Many employees who work from home struggle to differentiate between their work and social lives, freshbusinessthinking.co.uk reports. Of the 1,000 volunteers questioned in a survey by Infosecurity Europe, 35 per cent claimed that they or their partners worked from bed. These same people were those more likely to complain that they feel work never stops and that their work/life balance is uneven. These figures could prompt those who work from home to consider garden offices in a bid to keep their work and personal life separate. The survey also found that the number of people overall using super-fast broadband speeds to work from home is on the rise. Furthermore, of those who utilise this internet whilst working in bed, 73 per cent were men. Speaking to gallowaygazette.co.uk about the results, Infosecurity's event director, Claire Sellick, explained how mobile devices and laptops have delivered great freedom by enabling people to work when they are out of the office or on the move. However she added that "the fact that so many people are now working from bed is just going too far." Sellick continued: "This survey reveals the scale of the problem for IT security departments. "Of people who work from a mobile device, more than one in four admitted they don't use security, so are leaving themselves vulnerable to security breaches."

Author:

David Howells

11th April 2012