Kensington Releases Results of 2016 Home Office Productivity Survey
Kensington, a manufacturer of desktop and mobile computing solutions for IT, business, and home office professionals, has completed a survey that dove into the productivity challenges that home office professionals face and what computing tools they use to help increase productivity. Kensington released the results of that survey this week.
Among the key findings, the survey found that smartphones have emerged as an “indispensable productivity tool” that helps professionals manage their business tasks when they opt to work from their home office. Just under half of the respondents (42 percent) said they pick up their smartphone at least 25 times during the workday. Kensington noted that the constant switch between the user’s smartphone and PC may become quite disruptive to their flow of work.
Further, the survey found that nearly two-thirds of respondents (63 percent) send files or photos between their phones and their laptop throughout the work week, with 86 percent relying on email to get that done and another 45 percent using text messages. This could potentially create problems for both the user and the business they work for, Kensignton said, as relying on third-party services with important business file transfers could expose those files to unintended viewers.