Given the fact that the very mission of ThinkingPhones is to enable people to communicate with greater ease and intelligence, it's safe to say that we have a pretty good handle on the majority of technology trends.
That said, every convention always has an exception. Recently, we conducted a survey, The Constantly-Connected Employee: Does the Workday Ever Really End? to gain greater insight into how employees carry themselves throughout the workday. And while certain outcomes were predictable, others were not.
Here, seven of the statistics that shocked us just a little. We think they'll surprise you, too.
1. While teenagers are careful to avoid calling friends' houses late at night, there's a certain part of the workforce that doesn't take the same care: 11 percent of employees don’t think there’s a cutoff time at night to call coworkers regarding work-related matters. (Tweet this)
2. 53 percent of employees have responded to work-related emails while in a bathroom. (Tweet this)
3. For more pious folks, here's a stat for you: 9 percent of employees have responded to work-related emails while in a church. (Tweet this)
4. 18 percent of employees have responded to work-related emails while on a date. (Tweet this)
5. Tsk, tsk: Another 18 percent of employees have replied to a work-related email while driving. (Tweet this)
6. It's no secret that SMS has evolved from a personal communications method to an intra-work way of interacting: 83 percent of employees feel comfortable texting their boss. (Tweet this)
7. Finally, it's clear that we really don't know how to relax—82 percent of employees have responded to work-related emails while on vacation. (Tweet this)