TeamViewer: Majority of Us Work During Vacations

More than half (52%) of Employed Americans say they will work during their summer vacation this year

TAMPA, Fla.--()--TeamViewer®, one of the world’s most popular providers of remote control and online meetings software, today announced the findings of its survey of over 2,000 American adults aged 18 and older, of which 1,309 are employed full time, part time and/or self employed, conducted online by Harris Interactive in May. The survey, which was aimed at determining American attitudes and behavior toward working during their summer vacations, found that more than half of employed Americans say they will work during their summer vacation this year. This is up by 6 percentage points from a similar survey released last year by The Harris Poll/Adweek.1

With more Americans expecting to work this year, vacations are becoming less relaxing. Of those who are employed full time, part time and/or self employed, the survey showed that workers are expecting to perform a variety of tasks, including:

  • I will read work-related emails – 30%
  • I will receive work-related phone calls – 23%
  • I will want access to a document on my home computer – 19%
  • I will receive work-related text messages – 18%
  • I will want access to a document on my work computer – 13%
  • I will be asked to do work by a boss, client or colleague – 13%

Interestingly, employed men in particular were more likely to say they plan to work during their summer vacation this year than employed women (56% vs. 47%), and employed Americans living in the West, as opposed to those living in the South, are more likely to say they’ll plan to read work-related emails (39% vs. 25%) during their summer vacation. Additionally, employed single Americans expect to be asked to do work by a boss, client or colleague more often than married Americans (15% vs. 6%).

“With an increasing number of employees staying connected during their vacation, efficient tools are more important than ever before,” said Holger Felgner, General Manager at TeamViewer. “TeamViewer gives employees the ability to respond quickly and easily to the inevitable requests that come up, giving them the ability to get it done, and get back to the beach.”

About TeamViewer

Founded in 2005, TeamViewer is fully focused on the development and distribution of high-end solutions for online communication and collaboration. Available in over 30 languages, TeamViewer is one of the world’s most popular providers of remote control and online meetings software. More information: www.teamviewer.com

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Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of TeamViewer from May 21-23, 2012 among 2,212 adults ages 18 and older, among whom 1,309 are employed full time, part time and/or self employed. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Tom Carpenter at tom.carpenter@grayling.com.

1 Adweek/Harris Poll was conducted online within the United States between July 13 and 15, 2011 among 3,304 adults (aged 18 and over); "Which of the following best describes how much you worked, or will work, during your summer vacation? Please select all that apply." Base: All U.S. adults vacationing this summer.

Contacts

TeamViewer contact:
TeamViewer GmbH
Magdalena Brzakala, +49-(0)7161-60692-410
Fax: +49-(0)7161-60692-79
press@teamviewer.com
http://www.teamviewer.com
or
Press contact:
Grayling Connecting Point
Tom Carpenter, 415-442-4018
tom.carpenter@grayling.com

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Contacts

TeamViewer contact:
TeamViewer GmbH
Magdalena Brzakala, +49-(0)7161-60692-410
Fax: +49-(0)7161-60692-79
press@teamviewer.com
http://www.teamviewer.com
or
Press contact:
Grayling Connecting Point
Tom Carpenter, 415-442-4018
tom.carpenter@grayling.com