Future Workforce Study Provides Insights into Global Workplace Trends
Have you adjusted to working out of your kitchen with your dog at your feet or at your local coffee shop? If so, you’re not alone. Today, over half of global employees already work outside of a traditional office at least one day a week, while 18 percent are working remote every week, according to Dell and Intel’s third Future Workforce Study.
In fact, not only do employees find working remotely convenient, workers are finding virtual work provides greater productivity as well. Over one third of all employees believe they are more productive working outside of the office, while 28 percent note they get more work done while remote due to the reduced commute.
The Future Workforce Study identified millennials as the primary influencer of the work remote trend. Thanks to this generation’s flexible lifestyles and desire to adopt new technologies, they are expected to inspire additional changes in the workplace in the near future. With their willingness to embrace new technologies, millennials globally care strongly about having access to these tools on the job – 82 percent say tech would have an influence when deciding to take a new job. In contrast, 67 percent of workers over 35 years old feel the same way. The survey results show that employers that don’t start recognizing this now will likely be facing major talent and retention challenges in the near future.
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via the fine folks at Dell