Workers look forward to four-day week as technology helps their productivity rise
Ricoh Europe, 19 June 2019 – A majority of European workers (57%) believe that technology will bring about a four-day working week in the near future as it improves their productivity and efficiency. That’s according to new research from Ricoh Europe which looks at employee attitudes towards the continent’s productivity challenge.
But Europe’s employees know they can’t do this on their own. Seven in 10 workers (70%) say they expect to have to upskill throughout their career, while 63% think that technology should play a central role in helping them work to the best of their abilities. Tempering some of the discussion about the impact of technology on people’s jobs, around four in 10 workers said that automation (44%) and AI (39%) would be likely to help them in their role.
*For reference, generations were defined by year of birth as below:
- Baby Boomers: 1946 – 1964
- Generation X: 1965 – 1980
- Generation Y: 1981 – 1995
- Generation Z: 1996 – Today
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