Research commissioned by The Workforce Institute at UKG and conducted by Workplace Intelligence revealed insight into how employees and business leaders view the massive digital transformation that has occurred over the past year.
The research showed that 86% of UK workers are enjoying the benefits of these advanced technologies, with 38% fearful that their employer will return to the pre-pandemic way of doing things.
However, this seems unlikely as 75% of UK decision makers said they believe that digital transformation has accelerated their projects between 1 to 3 years into the future.
This transition has been widely well-received by employees. Along with the 75% of employees who said they used at least one new technology over the past year, 86% of UK workers gave their organizations high ranking for its incorporation of necessary technology needed in the midst of the crisis.
On the other hand, 44% of workers stated that their company’s response to the pandemic could have been less hectic had they implemented these technologies prior to the global health crisis.
Moving forward, employees agree that these technologies help them perform their roles much better, with 60% hoping to keep these advancements in the future.
“One year later, organisations are seeing the fruits of their digital transformation labour and it’s now imperative to have a technology roadmap to aid them in thriving throughout the remainder of 2021 and into the future to keep pace with developments to not only protect their bottom line, but also meet the needs of their people and customers,” said Peter Harte, group VP, EMEA, UKG.