Maidstone, UK, 28/06/2023
Over a third (35%) of employees are having their productivity stunted by insufficient, slow and unreliable technology – yet over a quarter (27%) of CIOs say home distractions are the culprit. These are among the findings of new research by Managed Workplace Services (MWS) provider, Apogee Corporation.
The research, which surveyed over 200 chief information security officers (CIOs) and 200 employees across SMB organisations and the public sector, highlights the impact unreliable workplace technology is having on employee performance and collaboration. A further 21% of employees say that a lack of team connection and collaboration opportunities when working from home is hindering their productivity.
This contrast in perception is threatening to isolate employees from their organisation and colleagues. For 46% of employees, access to the right technology is key to feeling connected across hybrid work environments – yet over half (56%) say technology is unreliable or completely non-existent when working from home. Almost one-in-three (28%) employees also say they are unable to do their job properly as a direct consequence of poor digital collaboration with technology.
As a result, over three-quarters (79%) of employees don’t feel optimistic about the future of work – with almost half (46%) saying that a lack of access to the right technology is fuelling this negativity. Most CIOs share this outlook, with just 5% claiming they are optimistic about the future of work.