Survey finds older workers find juggling multiple devices without a problem

Survey finds older workers find juggling multiple devices without a problem

Millenials are often accused of not being able to put down their mobile devices, but a recent survey by Dropbox and Ipsos Mori found that older workers are adept at juggling multiple devices, too, and are generally pretty happy with it.

The study, which polled 4,073 information workers, found that on average workers 55 plus juggled 4.9 forms of technology per week. That's even higher than the general average of information workers of just 4.7 forms of technology, according to IT Pro Portal.

Printers, smartphones, and laptops were the most popular devices to be juggled.

"Flexible" workers who may work completely or occasionally remote tended to be much more likely to use even more devices, such as tablets.

But even among all workers, many responded bullishly about technologies potential to help them be better at their jobs: 82% found technology and collaboration tools greatly or to some extent helped them focus on innovation.

The study results are available here.

 

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