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Future of Work


Shaping destiny in times of change

Workplaces are changing. Employers continue to embrace new digital tools with the ambition of increasing productivity, improving the quality of work and enhancing the user experience. But making the right investments in the future of your work is a continual puzzle for businesses to consider. 

A new report by Ricoh Europe, researched and produced by Arup, explores how technology will shape our jobs, with collaboration and sustainability at the core. 

A supporting study of European workers reveals that the majority believe that as technology improves and automates tasks, employers must empower their staff to achieve better work-life balance. The survey was conducted in 2019 and consisted of 3,000 respondents from countries including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.


Workers look to employers to help solve societal issues

Workers look to employers to help solve societal issues

Employees are increasingly expecting their employers to contribute positively to societal issues. 

Three quarters (74%) of European workers believe that as technology improves and automates tasks, employers must empower their staff to achieve better work-life balance. Additionally, two-thirds (65%) expect their employers to be part of the solution for societal issues such as climate change and inequality. 

Collaboration and sustainability must be at the centre of a modern business. It is key in tackling the big issues we face in today's society – it cannot be left to not-for-profits or governments alone. Those businesses that plug technology benefits into the community will thrive and attract the best talent.