Indians Prefer Technology Above All Others At Workplace
According to a survey, 50 percent of the workforce in India rate access to cutting-edge technology at the workplace above perks like food and slick office design. Along with highlighting the critical role of technology in building positive employee experiences, the survey indicated that an organisation investing in workplace technology is more likely to be successful in the market. 89 percent of employees who rate their companies as above-average business performers also believe their companies are technology-focused. Also, employees of successful businesses are two times more likely to rate their organisation as ’extremely focused’ on technology, when compared to those who rate their companies as below-average performing businesses. The survey states that technology is critical to enabling work-life balance for office workers across APAC and India. More than 87 percent of office workers surveyed from India were based in major metropolitan cities, with a population of more than 2 million. 59 percent of office workers in India based in these major cities cite availability of job opportunities as a key factor behind for living there, followed by better of infrastructure facilities (48 percent), lifestyle standards (45 percent) and the presence of family or friends (43 percent). At nearly 22 percent, the high cost of living in India's major cities was voted the least important factor in their decision to choose their work location. Employees cited crowded public transport and long travel times for short distances as their biggest pain points from working in a big city. They picked 24x7 availability and the ability to work across all their devices, as the most important ways by which technology can accelerate their productivity. Rapid economic evolution and unprecedented growth opportunities have positioned India at centre-stage of the disruption being created by digital technologies. On one hand, the workforce is seeing tremendous opportunities for career advancement, and on the other, facing challenges emerging from widespread urbanization across its major cities.
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