The power of the hardware and software we carry in our pockets can far outstrip those of the devices we are expected to work with. Factor in the cloud capability we expect from the likes of Gmail and iTunes, rolling software updates, social tools and the ability to download any apps we need and the digital downgrade becomes ever greater.
This is a situation that employers need to address. The global economy is out of the emergency ward, but there remains a major productivity gap compared with pre-crisis levels. In the UK for example, the Bank of England says individual workers produce 16% less in 2014 than in 2007/08.