Work in America: Our special series in partnership with the New York Times looking at how the improvements in technology, combined with companies’ increased ability to outsource, have conspired to make radical changes to work in America.
Young people’s multitasking on mobile devices might seem like a distraction at work, but it also has an upside.
John Scrofano, 31, who is Ms. Koerner’s boss at OneWed in Seattle, appreciates the comfort his younger employees have with social media. “They don’t have that line between work and home that used to exist, so they’re doing Facebook for the company at night, on Saturday or Sunday,” he said. “We get incredible productivity out of them.”