The Future of Work: People Pick Technology Over Perks

The Future of Work: People Pick Technology Over Perks

What will work look like in the future? How will employees’ priorities affect the way organizations are run? New research released today gives insight into the future workplace, and underscores that these transformative trends are on the move. The report, “Work in Progress,” reveals findings from more than 2,000 global workers who were surveyed in the U.S., U.K., and India who use a computer daily for work.

We found that an astounding 70 percent of U.S. office workers report loving their jobs. More than perks like food and slick office designs, those surveyed listed access to cutting-edge technology as the top contributor to their overall satisfaction. Not only did the majority of respondents report loving their jobs, 8 in 10 would keep working even if they won the lottery.

Tech is the New Perk

  • More than three-quarters (81 percent) of respondents say technology that helps them connect to colleagues more efficiently is important to their ideal workspace.
  • Workers believe technology makes them more productive (85 percent), improves work-life balance (70 percent) and would make their workday better and easier (74 percent).
  • Workers predict that over half (53 percent) of menial office tasks will be done by a machine or technology in the next 20 years.

See what other workplace myths were busted in this article, or take a look at the full report here.

Join the Conversation

Adobe is hosting a “think tank” event on May 25, with an exclusive group of industry leaders who will explore the Future of Work—including the many opportunities and challenges it presents to organizations and business leaders across technology, people and workplaces.   Be sure to join us for the livestreamed discussion from 1:00 – 2:30pm P.T. Follow @AdobeDocCloud and #AdobeTT on Twitter and share your thoughts on the future of work.

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