The new Lenovo study proves the need to forget the familiar office
- Globally, 70 percent of employees surveyed report higher job satisfaction and 56 percent feel more productive at home.
- Employees want flexibility to deliver. Eighty-eight percent of participants in large companies want to work at least temporarily from home (work from home, WFH) or anywhere (work from anywhere, WFA).
- Management confirms these benefits, with 83 percent of surveyed companies expecting IT decision makers (IDTMs) to work remotely for at least half the time after an outbreak
- According to the study, data security is one of the most time consuming challenges facing the IT industry, and IT decision makers feel more prepared for another epidemic than security threats.
- Most surveyed companies (63 percent) are interested in device-to-service (DOS) offers because they free up valuable time and resources for more strategic projects.
One year after the global teleworking revolution, moving jobs from home (WFH) and anywhere (WFA) is already having a profound impact on business digital transformation and data security. According to a new study by Lenovo’s “Future Jobs and Digital Transformation” most companies (83 percent) expect to work at least half the distance, while 60 percent of employees not only agree but will gladly do so. These new insights are part of a global survey of more than 8,000 employees and IT decision makers (IDTMs) from companies of all sizes across 14 markets, including the impact of delivery, job satisfaction, technical challenges and solutions in early 2021.
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One of the most important innovations is that employees better cope with their new WFH career. Most employees (83 percent) prefer a hybrid work model after COVID, which companies are happy to follow because they know it is an opportunity to encourage employee engagement and attract new skills. Enabling telework led to a shift in digital adoption, greater use of personal devices for work, greater acceptance of collaboration clouds and software, and a greater focus on data security in information technology operations across organizations of all sizes. In addition, the study shows that reliable technology providers will play a key role in improving future digital strategies, while a service (DaaS) for devices in large companies is becoming increasingly important. Releasing valuable resources for the latest technological devices and higher strategic priorities.
“Today’s information technology sectors face increasing resource costs for data security and compatibility because both companies and their employees are optimistic about the future of hybrid work and telecommunications,” said Gianfranco Lanci, Lenovo’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “More than ever, companies need reliable technology partners who manage their hardware, software and services extensively to enhance value and security.”
Employees cross the delivery line and begin to embrace hybrid work
Contrary to initial fears that the Lenovo study would increase employee burnout within the first year of working remotely, most workers have significantly adapted to the WFH and WFA – 70 per cent say they are more satisfied with their work overall for flexibility. Sixty percent of surveyed employees now prefer to work at least half the time, while a third prefer to do WFH / WFA most or all of the time. This attitude is deteriorating among workers in large companies, with two-thirds of respondents in large companies wanting to work at least half the distance. It is not uncommon for large companies to work with groups across continents and time zones, which makes the natural location of an office less important for effective collaboration.
Employees, however, face many challenges. The first and foremost is a slow or unstable internet connection at home. More than half of employees in medium-sized companies (50 percent) and small or very small companies (42 percent) report delays or problems when they receive some form of IT support when needed. So companies should consider PCs that are constantly integrated with integrated LTE or 5G to give their employees independence from their own WLAN network and greater security. Software solutions that can self-diagnose and predict smart devices, services and IT issues can generally help small businesses that do not have a strong IT support team.
It is clear that 90 per cent of workers still want to go to the office to meet co-workers, while 56 per cent say they are more productive at home, changing the role of the office. No longer working in the office, instead the office is becoming a place where people can socialize and collaborate when they can focus on work.
The fluid boundaries between employees ’personal and professional digital devices show how we operate
Teleworking has also led to a new range of digital hardware, software and service solutions. The collection of tools and technologies for the job has become increasingly personal and collaborative. Employees increasingly use their personal devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablets for work. Ninety-seven percent of those surveyed said they now use their smartphones for work-related tasks such as voice and video calls, email and work chat. Best smart device features for employees of all sizes, technologies such as AI-based noise cancellation in calls, webcam privacy concealment when the camera is not in use, eye protection for natural, low blue light shots and better device cooling. Is about PCs. Yet, employees do not use corporate programs adequately to fund their technology purchases. While 80 percent of IT companies say they are willing to fund the purchase of work-related equipment, in some cases only 22 percent of employees use these guidelines.
Surprisingly, 97 percent of employees now need collaborative cloud and software tools for needs such as video conferencing and simultaneous document collaboration. Nearly two-thirds of respondents say these tools help improve productivity and efficiency.
Innovation First and foremost, security has always been – there is no digital transformation without digital security and services
With the increasing use of cloud and collaborative tools with remote access – even smart home devices may increase the risk for corporate data when employees log in from home – data security is understandably at the forefront of the concept of ID, which is now a priority in digital transformation. These concerns are draining information technology resources. IDTMs feel more prepared for another epidemic than data threats. Data security and compliance now use up most of the time and money of the information technology industry, while most large and medium-sized companies are already subscribed to an information security service.
Organizations at all levels need to understand how to protect themselves by integrating security services from partners and ensuring a more proactive, business-centric approach to security that focuses on cloud and data. Almost all companies, despite these growing concerns, claim that they have some sort of ongoing plans: b. Cloud-based data backup (45%), physical data backup (39%) and data protection training (39%).
With the emergence of the subscription culture, ITDM respondents – especially from medium and large companies – have also expressed interest in keeping DOS solutions up to date, as technology requires quantity over time and may even release time and resources for more strategic projects. Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of companies are more interested in a service like DOS, while one in ten companies are already subscribing to such a service – indicating a trend towards “everything as a service” (EaaS) moving more and more from the private customer sector to the business sector. The EAS model is expected to expand IT for ready-made solutions. Accelerated – thus shortened from months to days.
The full study results can be found here: https://news.lenovo.com/press-kits/lenovo-future-of-work-study-march-2021/
About Lenovo’s study of the future of work and transformation
The fieldwork for this study was carried out in the form of a quantitative survey from 15 January 2021 to 11 February 2021, out of a total of 8,533 respondents worldwide. The survey sample had almost the same number of respondents from each market: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. Respondents include business end-users currently working from home and in the office prior to the outbreak, and IT decision makers who made changes to policies or workplaces as of March 2020 as a result of the outbreak.
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