Rather than worry about new technology taking over their jobs, office workers in the UK, Germany and the US are optimistic about how innovation can lift productivity and be to their advantage. Plus, two-thirds of employees in those three markets confidently believe that their jobs demand human capabilities that tech solutions will simple never be able to usurp, according to The Future of Work: More than a Machine report from Adobe.
In fact, around 80% reckon that tech has already done them great favours, with a majority saying that IT helps them connect better with co-workers. Plus they believe the ability to work together is set improve, with a large majority expecting future office workers to be better collaborators.
And they like what they hear about artificial intelligence, expecting AI to help on the admin side, largely on simple tasks. A minority of workers are pretty gung ho – they want AI to help them be more creative and come up with great content for writing or design jobs, for example.
For that deeper dive:
The International Labour Organisation has launched a commission to examine the future of work. It will seek evidence on how to deliver sustainable work opportunities for all in a context of social justice. – Public Finance International
The robots are coming and the world of work is set to change forever: recent research from consultants PWC estimates a third of existing jobs are susceptible to automation, due to the use of robots and artificial intelligence by 2030. – ZDNet