Research Indicates Checking Email During Commutes Should Count as Working
Smartphones, Wi-Fi access have expanded the working day for many
Times have changed. Now some employees can work from home, adopt a schedule with flexible hours and execute work tasks while traveling to and from the office.
Over the last decade, greater access to Wi-Fi on trains and the widespread adoption of smartphones have led to an extension of the traditional working day for many.
Researchers said Thursday that if employees using their commute to work had this time recorded as part of their working day, it would likely "allow for more comfort and flexibility" and ease rush-hour bottlenecks.
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