South African Workers Say They Want More Technology

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More than half of South African workers want their companies to put new technologies to work faster, so that they can be more efficient (53 percent); and they want their employers to use them and other resources more creatively (52 percent).

Those are just two of the results from research by Quocirca and Coleman-Parkes on behalf of Ricoh that sought to investigate the impacts of digital disruption, economic uncertainty, regulation and governmental policies, and the skills and talent gaps.

From IT Online.

“The trend in South Africa is similar to Europe but more powerfully focused on speeding up deployments of innovative technologies that can help resolve issues around the four driving issues behind our rapidly changing world,” says Jacques van Wyk, chief operating officer of Ricoh SA.

“European employees, on average, value more creative use of employees and other resources highly, just as their South African colleagues do. But adopting new technologies quicker is lower on their list. They prefer instead less wasteful use of resources which South African workers find third most important.”

Read more at IT Online.