Productivity down thanks to BlackBerrys

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171056064.jpgRaise your hands – is this news to anyone? Likely not, but now there’s official numbers to prove that BlackBerrys and emails in general cause a decrease in productivity. A study put on by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) found that 85% of the 1,700 business communication professionals interviewed had productivity issues thanks to email. But that’s not the heart-stopper.

“The negative effect on productivity was even higher (93 percent) for users of BlackBerry devices and other personal digital assistants.”

That’s a big number, folks. I wonder if checking BlackBerry sites counts in that negativity. Maybe I should be telling you to get back to work. I enjoy the company too much, though.

  • RazzBerry

    I’m a “Slacker”. Therefore I BlackBerry.

  • RazzBerry

    I’m a “Slacker”. Therefore I BlackBerry.

  • George

    Honestly I’m not surprised, I get way too distracted with the Blackberry. Plus it seems like everyone has a Blackberry these days so people are emailing more and more frequently which just adds to the inbox bloat.

    However the positives outweigh the negatives, so I’m not ditching my Blackberry just yet.

  • George

    Honestly I’m not surprised, I get way too distracted with the Blackberry. Plus it seems like everyone has a Blackberry these days so people are emailing more and more frequently which just adds to the inbox bloat.

    However the positives outweigh the negatives, so I’m not ditching my Blackberry just yet.