56Know When to Stop

Most businesspeople love the flexibility and convenience that e-mail and instant messaging have brought to their work life. Productivity no longer means being tethered to your desk—but it does mean being tethered electronically to your Blackberry, iPhone, or other PDA of choice. The upside of being wirelessly connected is always being in touch—at the airport, during lunch, and even on vacation! The downside is that you’re always available, 24/7, 365 days a year—unless you know when to stop reading your e-mails!

A 2008 survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project revealed that although 80 percent of wired workers believe that technology has improved their ability to do their job:

• 46 percent say that wireless technology ...

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