BlackBerrys – benefit in the workplace?

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Ok, here’s your chance to let me know how you really feel. Yesterday we told you about a survey that surfaced noting that BlackBerry users are indifferent to whether or not the device chains them to their work or not. Now a piece from Silicon.com mentions that the MacRobers lawfirm is indebted to the BlackBerry – that’s only one example, but I’m sure there’s more.

MacRoberts first gave 10 staff BlackBerry handsets as part of a 30-day trial. Murphy said the trial was very successful, adding: “There was no chance of us getting the BlackBerrys back at the end of the 30 days.”

So what is it, folks? Is there a little hate inside of you for that little device that lets the office follow you around, or do you draw limits for yourself? I’m intrigued – really.

  • CMP

    I have been a blackberry user for quite some time now, and I have learned to ‘ignore’ the work emails while outside of my workday hourly window (usually 5:30am to 7pm M-F). Sometimes I’ll see an email I feel I have to respond to immediately, but rarely. I feel if you can separate yourself from work while playing the blackberry is a wonderful device, that I ‘now’ can’t live without.

  • CMP

    I have been a blackberry user for quite some time now, and I have learned to ‘ignore’ the work emails while outside of my workday hourly window (usually 5:30am to 7pm M-F). Sometimes I’ll see an email I feel I have to respond to immediately, but rarely. I feel if you can separate yourself from work while playing the blackberry is a wonderful device, that I ‘now’ can’t live without.