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ON24 Releases 'Your Time, Your Life, Go Virtual' Survey
[August 26, 2012]

ON24 Releases 'Your Time, Your Life, Go Virtual' Survey

Aug 27, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- ON24, Inc., a provider of webcasting and virtual events, announced the findings of its online survey of over 2,000 American adults, conducted by Harris Interactive.

According to a release, the "Your Time, Your Life, Go Virtual" survey, which was based on ON24's experience as the provider of virtual alternatives to business travel, was divided into three components to examine attitudes on work, its impact on Americans' lives, and the virtual alternatives available. The results reveal the often-bizarre incidents that occur on business trips and the "bad behaviors" people believe occur while they're away and illustrate why business travel is increasingly unpopular.

The survey showed that fully 85 percent of Americans believe that work infringes on the personal time of American workers, and they say that long hours (55 percent) are the primary way this occurs, along with working weekends/overtime (54 percent), employers demanding more in a poor economy (49 percent), business calls or emails while not at work (49 percent), and their own too-easy access through smartphones and tablets (34 percent).

The company noted that the survey showed that 91 percent of Americans believe too much time away from home due to work has consequences, including 75 percent citing increased stress and a surprising 70 percent who say it can result in a failed marriage or relationship. Other things that Americans said could result from too much time away from home due to work were health problems (63 percent), rebellious kids (54 percent) and increased probability of affairs (45 percent). Interestingly, women were more likely to indicate the possibility of an increased probability of affairs than men (48 percent vs. 42 percent).

The survey also looked into Americans' thoughts on business travel and behaviors on-site at trade shows and conferences. "We researched several true-life stories of business travel gone bad and asked Americans to rank which events they find most outrageous," explained ON24 Chief Marketing Officer Denise Persson.

"These results illustrate that Americans believe their work-life balance is out of whack," said Persson, "and that fuels their growing dislike for business travel, their resentment and their desire for control of their own lives and how they spend their time. At ON24 we're committed to providing virtual solutions that help travelers make the most out of their lives. Because it's your time, your life. Go virtual!" More Information: ((Comments on this story may be sent to

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