"We see this clear trend that employees in high-growth markets are very happy and open to using their own device for work 24 hours a day and don't see it as an imposition on their time," Drury said. "They see it as a way to advance their career, be more productive ... these kinds of key benefits."
While somewhat obvious, the survey did reveal that workers surveyed in more established market countries, such as the U.S. and the U.K., were far less willing to allow their employers to contact them via mobile devices during off-work hours, Drury said.
Ovum performed its web-based survey of companies in Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa, The United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.
"Employees in high-growth, emerging economies are demonstrating a more flexible attitude to working hours, and are happy to use their own devices for work," Absalom said. "This bifurcation in behavior will shape not just future patterns of enterprise mobility in high-growth markets compared to mature markets, but also dictate which markets, structurally, are going to benefit most from this revolution in how and where we work."
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