Organizations that provide their workers with outdated technology may be seriously hurting worker productivity and morale, according to a recent Unisys study of 12,000 workers employed in the UK and 11 other countries. Only about a third of workers feel that their employer is a technological leader, and workers at “technological laggard” organizations that employ the other two thirds are much more likely to say that outdated devices are holding back their productivity. They are also more likely to look for new jobs and are generally less satisfied with their jobs. With Bring Your Own Device programs, a failure to swiftly adopt new tech can also push workers to download unsupported apps that may pose a security threat. The study also revealed that many people fear AI could take their jobs.
- If an organization is lagging behind in technology devices, its workers will feel frustrated and will want to leave.
- Although many UK workers do not understand artificial intelligence (AI) very well, they say it has the most potential to transform their workplace.
- Organizations that modernize their technology will not only be leaders, they will also be empowering their workers to be more productive.
“Almost half of the people working for technology laggards feel held back from being more productive by outdated devices.”
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