43% of the world’s workers feel under pressure to work longer hours.
Technology is a two-edged sword for workers, says a global survey from Dell and Intel. Constant connectivity means they have less time for themselves and often feel the boss is watching them. But tech also empowers workers to push for more mobility, flexible schedules, and evaluation according to production instead of hours worked. Meanwhile, the consumerization of IT gives users more sophisticated tools and a more assertive attitude. Leaders should see opportunity, not threats. "There’s a growing correlation between quality and choice of technology access within the workplace and employee satisfaction, productivity and innovation,” says Paul Bell, president of public large enterprises for Dell. More than 8,300 workers took part in the research. For more,
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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