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This article was published on May 24, 2011

    Employees who aren’t tied to the office put in more time on the job

    Employees who aren’t tied to the office put in more time on the job Image by: Candace Elliott
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    Francis Tan

    Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social me Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social media and e-commerce. Get in touch with him via Twitter @francistan or Email [email protected].

    According to a recent study from the enterprise network solutions provider iPass, workers with smartphones have a harder time being physically separated from their gadgets, even when it’s time to sleep.

    Here are a couple of eye-popping stats: 39% wake up at night to check their phones and 35% check their email in bed before doing anything else. These findings show that contrary to popular belief, employees who are tied to the office put in less time on the job. The mobile workers actually work, on average, 240 hours more per year than a regular stuck-in-the-office employee according to technology blog GigaOm.

    Here’s an Infographic with a lot of not-so-fun facts from the iPass Global Mobile Workforce Report: