Published on October 6th, 20112
“I expect a laptop and a smartphone” says next generation of workers
School leavers expect the technology they use in their social life to follow them to the workplace, with 70 per cent believing that smartphones and tablet computers will make it easier to do their jobs, according to a study from Siemens.
Social media is also seen as important, with almost half of those polled expecting to communicate with colleagues using Facebook, as is mobility, with 40 per cent wanting a laptop when starting a job, and almost a third saying technology will persuade them to work out of hours.
“To retain and maximise the productivity of “net natives”, organisations need to align their communications and technology environments to allow effective collaboration and information flow,” says Siemans vice-president Adrian Brookes.