1‘I Quit’ … How Slow, Outdated IT Encourages Employee Exoduses
A higher number of professionals who work with inferior technology said they’re willing to leave their employers, as opposed to those with access to top-shelf IT capabilities, according to a recent survey from Unisys. The resulting report, titled “The New Digital Workplace Divide,” focuses on findings that compare employees who work for technology “leaders” (companies ahead of the curve on technology compared with the competition) with those with “laggard” businesses (those that are behind). Among other problems, laggards are far more likely to provide slow, outdated, siloed IT without the mobility that workers seek. More than 12,000 global employees took part in the research. The following slide show presents survey highlights, with charts provided courtesy of Unisys.
2Outdated Tech Plagues ‘Laggards’
The report indicates that 45 percent of survey respondents employed by tech “laggards” said they have to depend upon outdated devices, compared with just 16 percent of those working for tech “leaders” who said the same. Similarly, 27 percent of those with tech laggards said their employer’s IT slows them down, but only 16 percent of those with tech leaders said they deal with this issue.
3Mobility Limitations Leave Employees Stuck in Neutral
4Integration Gap Helps Define Divide
5Superior Tech Leads to Positive Workplace Environment
6Inadequate Tools Trigger Frustrations
7Retention Taking a Hit
8Tech Edge Arrives at Expense of ‘Human Factor’
9AI Projected to Make a Difference
10Personal Control Tops BYOD Drivers
When asked why they use their own personal devices at work, 36 percent of survey respondents overall said they want to have control over their own device. About three out of 10 said they prefer to use a device or operating system that they’re used to, and 24 percent said their employer’s devices aren’t as up-to-date as their own.
11Employee Practices Circumvent Security Measures
To “get around” security processes, 30 percent of respondents overall admit that they’ve emailed files to themselves. In addition, 27 percent said they’ve written down passwords and 24 percent said they’ve saved passwords on browsers.