Multi-generational workforce dictating new workstyles

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Irish organisations under pressure to accommodate diverse workforce, survey finds

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21 September 2016 | 0

Irish organisations are under pressure to accommodate new work styles, as dictated by multi-generational workforces.

That is one of the early results from the latest TechBeat survey, in association with Ricoh, on new workstyles.

According to respondents, seven out of 10 say they are under moderate pressure to implement new technology as a result of work style-related disruption, while 1 in 10 say that pressure is extreme.

More than three quarters (78%) have thus far said that they see fundamental differences in the workstyles of employees from different generations in the organisation.

Of those that observed this fundamental difference in workstyles, more than half either didn’t know (14%) whether they had the right IT tools and processes to facilitate the different generations to work to their best potential, or confirmed that they did not (39%).

Less than half of respondents (47%) were confident that their IT tools and processes were adapted and up to the task of meeting the needs of a multi-generational workforce to achieve their fullest potential.

Interestingly, a majority of respondents said that they were largely unaffected by the recent Luas and Dublin Bus strikes. Nearly two thirds (62%) said they were unaffected in their ability to work during the recent strikes, compared to 38 who were.

They survey is still open for responses, and participants are in with a chance to win a Ricoh Theta S – 360 Camera. Full results and analysis will appear in the October edition of TechPro magazine

www.techpro.ie/survey

 

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