We fear change – staff resistant to digital transformation

Introducing new technology in the workplace is making the majority of people – three in five – feel anxious while the same number have concerns over whether their job is safe when it comes to tasks being automated.

And half of staff express such fears about change when businesses introduce any “digital transformation” projects, the study by Goldsmiths University and YouGov found and more than a quarter of business leaders said they meet “resistance” from employees.

And:

The report also identified that only 53 per cent of business are investing in digital transformation, despite the same amount saying their industries faced disruption over the next two years.

More from another article:

One of the more significant findings from the research is that younger workers are more fearful of digital disruption affecting their jobs than older staff are.

The study found that the people most fearful of workplace change fall into the 18-24 age range. Employees who said they feared the least about their jobs being disrupted was the 55-plus age group.

Commissioned by Microsoft, but, whatever.

Source: The way businesses are adopting technology is totally spooking staff, Microsoft study finds

 

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