Digital Talk: Techno-enabled workaholics

Digital Talk: Techno-enabled workaholics

"It seems to suggest we're a nation of workaholics. Australia has a reputation for putting a priority on work-life balance, and we may be losing that, with the uncontrolled introduction of technology into the workplace. We want flexible hours but too many of us are using the technology to stay plugged in to work 24/7. We need to know when to switch it all off... There's also a bit of believing we're all indispensable, and we like to feel we're an important part of the group.'' 
- David Page, managing director, NorthgateArinso, 'iPlod - Australia now a wired nation addicted to work,' The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday June 23, 2011. See also: 'Blogging up an addiction'

1 comments:

camillapeffer said...

It's for these reasons sometimes I want to throw my phone in the bin. I work in retail, so you'd assume that outside of business hours your life is fairly hassle free. Wrong. Many a time have I been woken up at all hours of the night because someone has period pain at 2am and doesn't think they'll make it for their shift the next day.