Majority of European office workers trust that their workplace is investing in future technology

Majority of European office workers trust that their workplace is investing in future technology

Three-quarters are optimistic that technology will create new career opportunities

Ricoh Europe, London, 23 June 2022 – New research commissioned by Ricoh Europe, which polled 3,000 office workers across the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, reveals that:

  • 73% trust that their workplace is investing in technology now to meet the workforce requirements of the future
  • 75% are optimistic about the opportunities technology can bring to their career – a 19% increase since 2020
  • 34% think they will work with robots or AI at their workplace in the next 5 years – an increase of 24% since last year
  • 85% expect their employer to provide the tools and training to help them adapt to new roles as technology changes
  • 53% agree that their employer provides the right technology and creates a culture that supports how they need to work
  • 35% say it is difficult to feel motivated and engaged while remote working due to communication / technology problems – an increase of 20% since 2020
  • 44% think their company culture suffered during coronavirus restrictions

Nicola Downing, CEO, Ricoh Europe, says: “Investing in the right technology for hybrid working is intrinsically linked to its success, as is having a robust future-proof strategy in place. Both employees and decision makers are realising the potential for technology to boost careers and workplace culture. Using technology to create the right workplace experience is vital to attracting and retaining the best people in a market where digital-savvy talent is in such high demand.”  

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 Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces, workspaces and optimise business performance. 

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organisational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2024, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,348 billion yen (approx. 15.5 billion USD). 

It is Ricoh’s mission and vision to empower individuals to find Fulfilment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realise a sustainable future.  

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