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Most workers feel automation has ‘made work life better’

September 03, 2019 / Elizabeth Howlett

The vast majority of workers in the UK believe technology and automation are changing their working lives for the better, according to a survey. In a poll of 14,500 UK workers, conducted by Hays UK, 86 per cent said they embraced the implementation of automation in their workplace, while 73 per cent reported having an open mindset towards digital transformation. The data also revealed that workers were less fearful of automation in organisations where the technology was already present .Of the respondents working for organisations that had invested in automation, 92 per cent said they would embrace it and only 8 per cent would fear it. This compared to 81 and 19 per cent respectively for workers in organisations that had made no investments in automation.