Nearly 68% of employees use the same smartphone for both work and personal use, while 32% use two smartphones, one for work and one for personal use, according to a study conducted by Google, after a large percentage of mobile workforce continues to work from home.
Of all user groups surveyed, 70 percent said they would prefer one UI (UI) on phones that will clearly separate work and personal applications and data, in relation to a UI without separation.
"Users report that a clear demarcation between work and personal applications and data can help them improve their digital well-being and work-life balance," said a Google study conducted with the company. Qualtrics.
"With the growing number of home workers and a large number of companies announcing hybrid work plans, employees are doing more and more juggling tricks between work and personal life on a single device. "Many are struggling to find the right balance between creating a balance between work-life and privacy," Google said in a post on Thursday.
The data showed that users with work profiles (81%) are more satisfied than users without work profiles (71%) with their experience in managing work and personal life on the same device.
When there is a separation between work and personal applications, people know better data and the boundaries they may or may not cross.
Users with work profiles know that the data associated with their work account can be viewed by their company and they are happy with the fact that their work data can be kept secure.
For example, 63% of work profile users know that the use of work applications (data recorded in work applications) is visible in IT, compared to 39% of non-work profile users who also use corporate applications on their phone.
"Our study shows that users with work profiles are much more satisfied with the balance between work and personal life compared to users without work profiles," said Google.
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