Small business owners can't clock off even when they are on holiday or should be asleep, research finds.
Most owners of small businesses have mastered technology but, because of it, find it increasingly difficult to stop work encroaching on their personal time, according to a recent survey.
The study found that 89 per cent of those surveyed felt they had mastered the use of technology in their business, yet 38 per cent of respondents admitted to working when they should be 'off duty'.
Further, the survey found a staggering 64 per cent of business owners having made or received work-related communications when it may be inappropriate, such as during recreational time or when commuting.
Being 'switched on' out of hours was not necessarily an issue for all those surveyed; 37 per cent said they found work interfering with their personal lives, compared with 23 per cent who did not.
There were a number of techniques used by SME business owners to hide the fact they were working, Read more…