Survey: Most Business Leaders Spend Using Tech
<strong>Madbury, N.H. — Oct. 3</strong><br />It appears there is no shortage of technology use in business management today — the majority of business leaders spend more than 60 percent of their time using technology in the course of a business day, based on a new study.<br /><br />Three-fourths of senior executives and managers spend more than half of their time using technology (cell phone, BlackBerry, computer, etc.), according to the worldwide survey of 194 senior executives and managers by NFI Research.<br /><br />Almost one-quarter (23 percent) spend between 70 and 80 percent of their time using technology, and 18 percent spend between 81 and 90 percent of their time using technology.<br /><br />”It is obvious that technology usage has now penetrated every level of business, with many staying electronically connected 24/7,” said Chuck Martin, NFI Research CEO. <br /><br />Two percent of business leaders say the amount of time spent on technology is too low, and the rest are almost evenly split between being saying the amount of time is right or too high.<br /><br />Forty-eight percent of business leaders say that the time they are spending on technology is too high.<br /><br />”Technology is an enabler and saves a significant amount of time from the old days,” one survey respondent said. “I'm more productive as a result.”<br /><br />When comparing large and small organizations to the amount of time spent on technology, respondents of large organizations (56 percent) said the amount of time they spend is too high, and 42 percent of respondents of small organizations say the same.<br /><br />NFI Research surveys 2,000 senior executives and managers globally every two weeks. It has chronicled the transformation of business and countless workplace issues for more than eight years.