“European consumers believe that mobile technology is enhancing their work-life balance rather than overloading them with communications, according to a new survey by Motorola.”
I came across an article titled, “Mobile technology ‘key’ to the work-life balance,” which starts out with the above quote. I found this interesting because I often hear about people who feel their mobile devices are taking away from their balance. They feel that being so connected and having smart phones or other gadgets is actually adding to the chaos in their lives.
I, on the other hand, have always thought that my smart phone has helped me to keep up with things like email and social media accounts better than if I didn’t have it. I am one to agree with the Europeans surveyed in this study and do believe that in a way, it’s enhancing my work-life balance.
Yes, it’s true that it can be “addicting” and if you let it overrun your life, being connected with so many mobile devices can have the opposite effect. But, I suppose it’s like anything in life – in moderation it can be useful.
Now I want to hear what you think. Do you agree with the Europeans surveyed? Has mobile technology enhanced your work-life balance or overwhelmed you?