Research from Dell and Intel shows that the UK is behind on providing the latest technology, innovation and choice for workers
The Evolving Workforce Research Program from Dell and Intel surveyed over 8,000 respondents with 1,000 being from the UK. The survey found that half of British workers believe the latest technologies were provided by their employees and 41% said they would enjoy work more if they had influence over the technology provided to them in the workplace.
"Despite recognition that technology can enable productivity, it is interesting to see that in the UK – one of the world’s most developed regions – companies are lagging behind when it comes to offering new technologies for employees in the workplace," said Ian Jones, Intel’s UK and Ireland enterprise business director.
Companies offering latest technology and allowing employees to choose may also help lessen frustration that employees find with technological problems and working with IT to fix issues quickly. Bryan Jones, the Executive Director for public and large enterprise at Dell agrees that technology choice for employees can be an important factor.
"Technology choice at some level will be essential in driving the business and greater cooperation between the IT department and employees," he said.
As the landscape of technology consumerism continues to grow, companies could see positive outcomes in investing in technologies for employees. Organisations that provide technology freedoms and flexibility will not only be seen as desirable places to work, but at a competitive advantage," added Jones.