Who will you be in 10 years?
If you change as drastically as our technology-driven world, then you may not even recognize yourself a decade from now.
Technology has transformed our lives in so many ways that it would be nearly impossible to list them all. The influence of technology has also had a large impact on the workplace in the last 10 years. Outdated workplace policies and expectations have begun to shift or have even disappeared completely.
- For example, how many companies do you know of that still enforce a strict business dress code?
- What about fixed office hours or annual employee reviews?
Sure, there are still some businesses that have held onto these practices but their numbers are becoming fewer and fewer.
A recent survey from the HR software company, BambooHR, revealed an assortment of interesting changes that have occurred during the last decade. Several questions and results from surveys that were taken in 2006 on HR-related topics were compared to responses during 2016.
Some of the findings include:
- Half of employers stated that they monitored email communication 10 years previous. In 2016, that number has dropped to 29 percent. This change could represent an increased level of trust between employers and their employees.
- It would also appear that employees are more satisfied with growth opportunities today than they were in 2006. In fact, 14 percent more of respondents in 2016 said that they agreed or strongly agreed that they had the potential for career growth with their employers.
- 10 years ago, approximately 50 percent of employees claimed that they came up with their best ideas while they were at their desks. In 2016, that number has dropped to 27 percent. The increase in remote work has likely contributed to this statistic.
So where do employees find most of their inspiration?
You can find out that, and more, in the infographic below.how a decade has transformed the workplace
Author Bio: Annabelle Smyth is a freelance writer who covers everything from HR to technology and leadership skills. Her most recent work involves partnership marketing with BambooHR where she has had the opportunity to learn about the relationship between employee engagement and successful businesses.