According to the Gartner Digital Workplace Survey Report 2019, India is one of the most digitally agile countries in the World apart from the U.K., and the U.S. One of the main reason behind this is a large workforce together with the urge to learn new skills and implementing those to their workplaces.
The report discovered more than 67% of digital workers of the country admitted advanced technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) enhances their efficiency at work. The survey also discovered India is the most digitally flexible country in the World. 27% digital workforce of the country is especially skilled in advanced digital technology mainly for their work.
According to Rashmi Choudhary, the head Research Analyst, almost 70% of the employees of the country believe the adoption of advanced technologies will create better career opportunities with a better-salaried job. Technical professionals are likely to adopt new technologies faster than semi-skilled workers; affordability can be a reason behind it together with necessity.
The port also suggests digital workers of India and Singapore use digital tools for real-time collaboration like quick messaging more frequently than the workers of other countries like Germany, China, the U.S and the U.K. India also use social-media network tools more frequently than the above countries.
Rashmi Choudhury further added digital tools enhances employee collaboration by means of crowdsourcing and cross-pollinating, thereby polishes the digital flexibility of the fellow workers. She also said, Indian digital workers, think intelligent workplace environment increases focus towards performing critical business works. Besides, they even believe by continuously monitoring the company somehow mitigate the upcoming business threat.
Around 45% of the Indian workforce does not bother by being tracked and monitored by digital applications at their offices. However, this figure is the highest among the other surveyed respondents. The report also discovered digital workers require formal training about the new technology that might include classroom module; workshops etc. but also ready to accept the on-the-job (OTJ). They are also flexible regarding just-in-time training (JIT) which improved their digital skills at workplaces.
According to Gartner, in India more than 40% of digital workers are willing to take training regarding OTJ in order to keep an updated knowledge on various technical advancement like ML, IoT, A.I. etc. and this percentage is the highest among the survey respondents.
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