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A day in the life of the modern workforce
Ideas for Work
Perfecting the
Work/Life Blend
This is the story of two
people living equally
busy lives.
They’re employed in the same role,
in the same organisation.
But they both rely on different tools
to keep on top of work – and play.
It’s a balancing act that’s taking
place across lives and businesses
the world over.
The question is: are your people
Justins or Jakes?
6:30
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Jake
Jake is woken by a
track from his favourite
band playing on his
smartphone.
Justin
Justin snoozes his
alarm, rolls over –
and falls back asleep.
6:30
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Justin’s still asleep.
Jake checks the news on
Twitterwhile lying in bed.
6:40
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Book!!
Justin’s re-awoken by a call
from his girlfriend, reminding
him to book a table for their
meal that evening.
Jake receives a WhatsApp
message from his
girlfriend reminding him
to book a table for their
meal that evening.
6:45
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Bill
1
Jake gets a notification
on his smartwatch, he’s
got an urgent email from
Bill at work. He reads it.
6:50
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Justin checks his email, but
the file he needs is on his work
PC. He replies to Bill’s SMS.
I’ll get into work
early and sort it
out when I get
into the office.
Jake securely downloads
the file he needs from
the cloud. He makes the
required edit and sends
a reply to Bill.
6:55
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Trainline.com
DELAYS
Justin showers, gets dressed
and leaves the house.
Jake showers. He checks
the train times on his tablet
while eating breakfast and
finds out his train is delayed.
7:30
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Jake sends his colleagues an
email to tell them about the
train delay. He catches up on
sports highlights on his tablet.
Justin is stood on a
platform in the rain.
His train is delayed.
7:50
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Train arrives.
Justin boards.
Jake arrives at the station on
time and jumps on the train.
8:25
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Justin pulls out his
newspaper and reads the
football highlights.
Jake responds to a few
emails on his smartphone,
to clear his inbox before he
gets into work.
8:30
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Temporarypass
Jake arrives at work.
He uses his smartphone
as a security pass by
touching it on the gate.
Justin arrives at work.
He’s forgotten his security
pass and has to sign in.
9:10
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Justin’s ploughs through 16
emails before he sees Bill's
request foran urgent report.
Jake’s picked up another
message from Bill. He
needs a report, urgently.
Jake gets straight onto
the case on his laptop.
9:20
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
I’m on the
case with
the report.
Bill calls Justin on his work
landline. He’s sat at his desk
and still needs to complete
a lot of the report.
Jake completes his report
and emails it over to Bill.
10:15
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
APPROVED
Justin heads to the canteen to grab
a coffee. There's a big queue
behind him and he hasn’t got any
change, so he has to ask Brenda in
Accounts to buyhim one.
Jake heads to the canteen
to grab a coffee. He pays
using his smartphone.
10:45
Productivity StressProductivity Stress
Justin gets a phone call
from a prospect. They want
him to jump onto a video
conference to talk through
his proposal.
Jake gets an instant
message on his smartphone
from a prospect, asking
him to jump onto a video
conference to talk through
his proposal.
10:50
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Video Call
The video conference suite
isn’t available so Justin has to
dial in via landline. He talks
through the presentation page
by page:
Can you see it?
Now click onto
the next page.
Jake joins the video
conference using his
tablet. He shares his
screen and talks through
the presentation.
11:20
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Interesting. We’re
considering a few others
so will get back to you.
Prospect response:
Okay, we’re convinced
this is the right answer.
We’ll go forit.
Prospect response:
12:00
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Justin gets back
to the report.
Jake books a table for
the restaurant that
evening on his laptop.
12:30
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Justin is eating a bag of crisps,
still working on the report.
He has 124 emails in his inbox.
Jake is sat with
Bill in a café.
Great report.
I’ve been thinking
about you forthis
new role.
1:00
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Justin is on his way to a client
meeting in a taxi. He takes a
phone call from his girlfriend
asking about the restaurant
booking for that night.
Jake is on his way to a
client meeting in a taxi.
He sends a WhatsApp
message to his girlfriend.
The table is
booked for
China Garden
at 7pm.
2:30
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Jake arrives at the client
meeting – but realises he’s
left his tablet in the back of
the cab. He’s annoyed.
Justin arrives at the client
meeting – but realises he’s left
the work laptop in the back of
the cab. He panics.
2:45
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
The client meeting is going
really badly. Justin has
nothing to show because
the presentation was on
the lost laptop.
The meeting is going well.
Jake’s downloaded his
presentation from the cloud
onto his client’s laptop.
3:15
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Bill If lost, please return to
Bill calls Justin:
IT admin calls Jake:
The cab company have
been in touch – and
returned yourtablet.
Where’s the report?
And what’s this I hear
about you losing the
company laptop?
4:00
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Justin is back in the office, he’s
still working on the report.
Jake books a taxi via an app
on his smartwatch and goes
to meet his girlfriend. He
updates LinkedIn on the way.
5:45
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Jake meets his girlfriend at
China Garden.
Justin’s girlfriend calls. She’s
angry. He forgot to book the
restaurant, and he’s working late.
6:30
StressProductivityProductivity Stress
5
Justin's report is complete.
He still has 170 unread
emails in his inbox.
Jake is on his way home.
He checks his work
email for new messages.
8:00
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Justin’s at home in front
of the TV eating pizza.
Alone.
Jake’s at home with
his girlfriend.
10:00
Productivity Stress Productivity Stress
Justin receives a text
message on his mobile.
Jake updates his
Facebook status.
Despite almost losing
mytablet, had a top day
at work and a lovely
meal at China Garden!
You sent your
report to the
wrong Bill.
10:30
6:30 6:40 6:45 6:50 6:55 7:30 7:50 8:25 8:30 9:10 9:20 10:15 10:45 11:20 12:00 12:30 1:00 2:30 2:45 3:15 4:00 5:45 6:30 8:00 10:00 10:3010:50
6:30 6:40 6:45 6:50 6:55 7:30 7:50 8:25 8:30 9:10 9:20 10:15 10:45 11:20 12:00 12:30 1:00 2:30 2:45 3:15 4:00 5:45 6:30 8:00 10:00 10:3010:50
Productivity StressKEY:
Justin
Jake
Productivity & Stress levels
Life works betterwhen you’re empowered by the
right tools. Give yourstaff the freedom to work with
the devices and services they're accustomed to
using and they'll be more efficient, more engaged,
and firmly in control of all aspects of theirlives.
Simply providing access to the right technology
solutions will transform yourworkforce, enabling
them to betterservice customers and propel your
company's growth.
To read more about how embracing the modern consumercan benefit
yourbusiness, read ourin-depth report here.

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Perfecting the work/life blend

  • 1. A day in the life of the modern workforce Ideas for Work Perfecting the Work/Life Blend
  • 2. This is the story of two people living equally busy lives. They’re employed in the same role, in the same organisation. But they both rely on different tools to keep on top of work – and play. It’s a balancing act that’s taking place across lives and businesses the world over. The question is: are your people Justins or Jakes?
  • 3. 6:30 Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Jake Jake is woken by a track from his favourite band playing on his smartphone. Justin Justin snoozes his alarm, rolls over – and falls back asleep. 6:30
  • 4. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Justin’s still asleep. Jake checks the news on Twitterwhile lying in bed. 6:40
  • 5. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Book!! Justin’s re-awoken by a call from his girlfriend, reminding him to book a table for their meal that evening. Jake receives a WhatsApp message from his girlfriend reminding him to book a table for their meal that evening. 6:45
  • 6. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Bill 1 Jake gets a notification on his smartwatch, he’s got an urgent email from Bill at work. He reads it. 6:50
  • 7. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Justin checks his email, but the file he needs is on his work PC. He replies to Bill’s SMS. I’ll get into work early and sort it out when I get into the office. Jake securely downloads the file he needs from the cloud. He makes the required edit and sends a reply to Bill. 6:55
  • 8. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Trainline.com DELAYS Justin showers, gets dressed and leaves the house. Jake showers. He checks the train times on his tablet while eating breakfast and finds out his train is delayed. 7:30
  • 9. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Jake sends his colleagues an email to tell them about the train delay. He catches up on sports highlights on his tablet. Justin is stood on a platform in the rain. His train is delayed. 7:50
  • 10. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Train arrives. Justin boards. Jake arrives at the station on time and jumps on the train. 8:25
  • 11. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Justin pulls out his newspaper and reads the football highlights. Jake responds to a few emails on his smartphone, to clear his inbox before he gets into work. 8:30
  • 12. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Temporarypass Jake arrives at work. He uses his smartphone as a security pass by touching it on the gate. Justin arrives at work. He’s forgotten his security pass and has to sign in. 9:10
  • 13. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Justin’s ploughs through 16 emails before he sees Bill's request foran urgent report. Jake’s picked up another message from Bill. He needs a report, urgently. Jake gets straight onto the case on his laptop. 9:20
  • 14. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress I’m on the case with the report. Bill calls Justin on his work landline. He’s sat at his desk and still needs to complete a lot of the report. Jake completes his report and emails it over to Bill. 10:15
  • 15. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress APPROVED Justin heads to the canteen to grab a coffee. There's a big queue behind him and he hasn’t got any change, so he has to ask Brenda in Accounts to buyhim one. Jake heads to the canteen to grab a coffee. He pays using his smartphone. 10:45
  • 16. Productivity StressProductivity Stress Justin gets a phone call from a prospect. They want him to jump onto a video conference to talk through his proposal. Jake gets an instant message on his smartphone from a prospect, asking him to jump onto a video conference to talk through his proposal. 10:50
  • 17. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Video Call The video conference suite isn’t available so Justin has to dial in via landline. He talks through the presentation page by page: Can you see it? Now click onto the next page. Jake joins the video conference using his tablet. He shares his screen and talks through the presentation. 11:20
  • 18. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Interesting. We’re considering a few others so will get back to you. Prospect response: Okay, we’re convinced this is the right answer. We’ll go forit. Prospect response: 12:00
  • 19. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Justin gets back to the report. Jake books a table for the restaurant that evening on his laptop. 12:30
  • 20. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Justin is eating a bag of crisps, still working on the report. He has 124 emails in his inbox. Jake is sat with Bill in a café. Great report. I’ve been thinking about you forthis new role. 1:00
  • 21. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Justin is on his way to a client meeting in a taxi. He takes a phone call from his girlfriend asking about the restaurant booking for that night. Jake is on his way to a client meeting in a taxi. He sends a WhatsApp message to his girlfriend. The table is booked for China Garden at 7pm. 2:30
  • 22. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Jake arrives at the client meeting – but realises he’s left his tablet in the back of the cab. He’s annoyed. Justin arrives at the client meeting – but realises he’s left the work laptop in the back of the cab. He panics. 2:45
  • 23. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress The client meeting is going really badly. Justin has nothing to show because the presentation was on the lost laptop. The meeting is going well. Jake’s downloaded his presentation from the cloud onto his client’s laptop. 3:15
  • 24. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Bill If lost, please return to Bill calls Justin: IT admin calls Jake: The cab company have been in touch – and returned yourtablet. Where’s the report? And what’s this I hear about you losing the company laptop? 4:00
  • 25. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Justin is back in the office, he’s still working on the report. Jake books a taxi via an app on his smartwatch and goes to meet his girlfriend. He updates LinkedIn on the way. 5:45
  • 26. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Jake meets his girlfriend at China Garden. Justin’s girlfriend calls. She’s angry. He forgot to book the restaurant, and he’s working late. 6:30
  • 27. StressProductivityProductivity Stress 5 Justin's report is complete. He still has 170 unread emails in his inbox. Jake is on his way home. He checks his work email for new messages. 8:00
  • 28. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Justin’s at home in front of the TV eating pizza. Alone. Jake’s at home with his girlfriend. 10:00
  • 29. Productivity Stress Productivity Stress Justin receives a text message on his mobile. Jake updates his Facebook status. Despite almost losing mytablet, had a top day at work and a lovely meal at China Garden! You sent your report to the wrong Bill. 10:30
  • 30. 6:30 6:40 6:45 6:50 6:55 7:30 7:50 8:25 8:30 9:10 9:20 10:15 10:45 11:20 12:00 12:30 1:00 2:30 2:45 3:15 4:00 5:45 6:30 8:00 10:00 10:3010:50 6:30 6:40 6:45 6:50 6:55 7:30 7:50 8:25 8:30 9:10 9:20 10:15 10:45 11:20 12:00 12:30 1:00 2:30 2:45 3:15 4:00 5:45 6:30 8:00 10:00 10:3010:50 Productivity StressKEY: Justin Jake Productivity & Stress levels
  • 31. Life works betterwhen you’re empowered by the right tools. Give yourstaff the freedom to work with the devices and services they're accustomed to using and they'll be more efficient, more engaged, and firmly in control of all aspects of theirlives. Simply providing access to the right technology solutions will transform yourworkforce, enabling them to betterservice customers and propel your company's growth. To read more about how embracing the modern consumercan benefit yourbusiness, read ourin-depth report here.