Results of the Navy Telework and Technology Survey
Annotated briefing, Jan 2008-Oct 2009
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH STUDIES AND TECHNOLOGY MILLINGTON TN
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In October 2008, a sample of active component Navy personnel was invited to participate in a survey to gather their attitudes towards teleworking and their use of a variety of technologies that might be used to telework, including personal computers, social networking, and personal cell phones. In addition, those who provided their cell phone numbers on the survey were sent a short survey through text message, the first Navy-wide effort to survey through text message. Results show that most Sailors are interested in teleworking, and about one-third of Sailors almost half of the youngest Sailors say teleworking would motivate them to stay in the Navy. Most have access to personal computers away from work, predominantly with high-speed internet access. E-mail is the most common social contact method, but almost all young Sailors have their own social networking webpage e.g., Facebook, MySpace as compared to only about 30 percent of the oldest Sailors. Most have access to cell phones with text messaging, with younger Sailors most likely to have sent 50 or more text messages in the last 30 days. Results suggest that efforts to enable teleworking should continue, and that Navy leadership should determine techniques to utilize social networking sites within the Navy.
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