Home Office Productivity Is Driven By Smartphones

Home office productivity is driven by our reliance on smartphones according to the latest 2016 Home Office Productivity Study commissioned by ACCO’s Kensington brand. Kensington specialises in desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business and home working professionals.

Smartphones were shown to be the essential productivity tool amongst those surveyed.

  • 42% stated they picked up their smartphones at least 25 times during their working day.
  • 63% sent files or photos between their phone and laptop daily or weekly.
  • 90% said their charger was their most essential desktop smartphone accessory.

The top four business tasks that users rely on their smartphones for, according to the survey, are:

  • Calls/emails/texts – 90%
  • Calendar/planner – 79%
  • Maps/GPS – 70%
  • Photos – 67%

Limited Workspace, A Common Problem Amongst Home Workers

The survey also highlighted the day to day problems home workers face. Almost three quarters of people surveyed said they had limited workspace. Over a quarter, 27%, stated that they had no extra space left at all.

In our previous article Top Five Tips to Organise Your Home Office we suggested ways on how to make the most out of your home working space. This included taking the time to think about your daily workflow in order to make the most of the space available and making sure computers and printers are positioned close to sockets.

Kensington also suggest that home workers make more use of space saving technology. Products such as attachable docking stations and wireless trackballs can help users to make the most of their limited space.

Are you a home worker? Is your smartphone an indispensible item in your working day toolkit? What other items could you not live without in your working life? Share your thoughts with us here at the Office Supplies Blog or through our Twitter page.

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