Are you scared to even look at the new hi-tech printer/scanner/fax machine that has just been installed in your office, let alone use it? Do you feel intimidated by the younger colleagues who seem to use the top-of-the range photocopier so effortlessly? Do you wish your BlackBerry took a day off for once and stopped beeping? You are not on your own.
As the recent Leaders in London survey shows, three quarters of poll participants admitted that new technology forced them to be always alert and available, even during their off-work time, resulting in almost 30% less productivity.
For 25% of office workers the most essential office equipment was too complicated, while one fifth admitted wasting almost half an hour each day trying to operate a basic printer or a photocopier.