A new global study conducted by Lenovo™ (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) shows smart technology has already transformed the workplace, and is now helping to create more diverse work environments. In India, 82% of respondents believe technology is enhancing work environment and providing access to better jobs and opportunities
The research, which surveyed over 15,000 individuals from around the globe including the US, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Japan, UK, Germany, France and Italy, found that employees share many positive opinions around the world regarding technology and its role in the workplace, such as its ability to improve job opportunities and job quality.
73% respondents in India believe tech helps people like them get good jobs and enhance careers. Worldwide, 56 % strongly believe tech is making it easier to advance to the next career level: this rang most true among workers in India (85 %), Mexico (74 %) and Brazil (72 %).
As a part of this survey, 83 % of employees from India are happy for artificial intelligence (AI) to take over the “boring” parts of their jobs, as compared to 52% respondents globally. This includes tasks such as paperwork, timesheets and invoices, cleaning and organizing and notetaking.
Rahul Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Lenovo PCSD India, commented, “Millennials & Gen-Z comprise ~60% of the workforce and expect their employers to provide them seamless access to cutting-edge technology. At Lenovo, our vision is to provide smarter technology for all. We have a suite of products, under the iconic ‘Think’ brand, to cater to the requirements of the new-age workforce viz., Think Smart Hub for conferencing facilities, Nano form-factor desktops (the world’s smallest desktop!), AI-enabled laptops, commercial IoT desktops and the more recently launched, Thinkbook. Lenovo is well positioned to meet the demands of the new-age workforce & enable ‘smarter workplaces’.”
Lenovo has recently launched a complete range of laptops under the new sub-brand ThinkBook, built for business and designed for generation next. The newest additions to this product offering are ThinkBook 14 and ThinkBook 15, which embrace the portability of modern consumer-oriented devices and the performance to empower tomorrow’s business leaders. ThinkBook is specially designed for the new workforce, providing a unique balance of premium metal design with business grade security and services.
About the research
Lenovo surveyed 15,226 people in seven languages across 10 global markets, including the US, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Japan, UK, Germany, France and Italy. The respondent sample was nationally representative of the online adult population (18+) in each market.
The survey was conducted March 31st – April 27th, 2019 and the overall margin of error is +/- 1 percentage point (at a 95 percent confidence level); the margin of error within each country is +/- 3 percentage points (at a 95 percent confidence level). The survey probed people on how they view the role of technology in their lives and in society, both today and in the future.