In my new column for CEOWorld, I wrote all about your phone addiction.
Where’s your phone? Are you on it right now? I bet it’s within arms reach. Your smart phone is an essential business tool which can significantly reduce the amount of time many work tasks would otherwise take. However, the proliferation of portable devices affords you nonstop exposure to a stream of information which, unchecked, allows for incessant interruptions, decreased productivity and loss of focus.
A study conducted by dscout which monitored 94 demographically diverse smart phone users 24 hours a day over a 5 day period, found that:
- The average smart phone user clicks, swipes or touches their phone 2617 times a day over a period of 2.42 hours.
- For the highest 10% of users these statistics are 5,427 interactions over 3.75 hours a day.
- The average user has 76 separate phone sessions a day, while the heavy user averages 132 sessions a day.
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