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The Evolving Workforce

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Introduction to Dell and Intel Global Evolving Workforce .

The way work is getting done is changing forever – but it’s not all changing the same as every industry and role has different technology and environment needs. Job responsibilities are being met at home, at client locations, even in public spaces like coffee shops and public transportation - and even within the employer’s walls, the environment looks a lot different.

Whether it’s having access to an entire set of company data and documents on a mobile device via the cloud or using a virtual desktop to actually bring the office desk experience with you—technology is constantly pushing the way we work to be more efficient and productive - for the employer it means better outputs, closer to the customer and pointing to a better bottom line and for the employee it means better work/life balance and satisfaction.

Dell and Intel have commissioned TNS Global to undertake a global project in 2011 and again in 2014 to identify and explore key future trends and themes pertaining to the workplace and workforce, and in particular, the role that technology has played in their evolution. By uncovering these trends, Dell and Intel aim to provide a better understanding of how organizations and IT can support new work environments today and in years to come.

News from Dell

the workforce perspective The Workforce Perspective (2014)
A survey of 4,764 workers at small, medium and large companies worldwide from 12 countries, US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Brazil, China, India, Russia, Turkey, UAE, and South Africa, in 9 industries, financial services, manufacturing, retail, media & entertainment, healthcare, education, government, public healthcare and public education

US United StatesRussia RussiaChina China
UK United KingdomTurkey TurkeyIndia India
france France South Africa South AfricaJapan Japan
Germany GermanyBrazil Brazilunited arab emirates United Arab Emirates
   
expert insights   Expert Insights (2014)
Insights from 20+ experts – including senior business and IT leaders, analysts, technologists, futurists and more for their thoughts on the results of The Workforce Perspective Report.  
Evolving WorkforceThe Office Is King, but it’s a Jungle Too:
As employees conduct work in different locations, the office still seems to be holding strong as the primary place of work.


Evolving WorkforceThe Productivity Debate: Office Workers vs. Remote Workers
Perceptions of at home workers are shifting as 52 percent of people believe that those working from home are just as productive or more productive than those in the office.
Evolving WorkforceThe Secret to Happy Employees? Technology:
One out of four employees globally report they are influenced by the technology provided to them at work and would consider taking a new position if provided better technology that helps them be more productive.
Evolving WorkforceThe Future of Tech in the Workplace is Bright, But Not Fully Automated:
Employees are generally optimistic with the future of technology believing it will keep evolving and will provide different benefits and capabilities to the workforce, but will not fundamentally change the way in which people work today.

Globally localized infographics are also available:
Infographic: EMEA's Evolving Workforce Infographic: The UK's Evolving Workforce Infographic: Germany's Evolving Workforce Infographic: France's Evolving Workforce
EMEA's Evolving Workforce The UK's Evolving WorkforceGermany's Evolving Workforce
(in German)
France's Evolving Workforce
(in French)
expert insightsExpert Insights (2011) 
The first report in the three-part series explores these seven trends in the evolving workplace:
  • Crowdsourcing and Crowdsource service
  • Productivity measured in outputs, not hours
  • Changes in the adoption of devices
  • Intergenerational kiss and punch
  • Values versus rules
  • Many hats of the IT manager
  • Employee-led innovation
  
the workforce perspectiveThe Workforce Perspective (2011)
The second report in the three-part series examines global survey results from 8,360 workers across 11 countries in organizations of varying sizes.
Individual country-specific reports are available in localized languages.

United States United StatesUnited Kingdom United KingdomAustralia Australia
Canada CanadaGermany GermanyChina China
Mexico MexicoFrance FranceJapan Japan
Brazil BrazilIndia India
  
evolving workforceThe Evolving Workforce (2011)
A multimedia presentation of global survey results

The Business Perspective and Research Summary
This final report outlines the views of senior business leaders — CIOs, CTOs and other experts — on the key themes and hypotheses uncovered in the previous stages of the research. Engagement with this audience reveals an array of implications for IT consumerization as well as the changing workforce and workplace of the future.

The Business Perspective and Resaerch Summary Part 1: PeoplePart 1: People (2011)
This report highlights the segments within the global workforce that are shaping and driving change.
The Business Perspective and Research Summary Part 2: Productivity Part 2: Productivity (2011)
This report explores the role technology can play in helping employers and employees achieve productivity gains.
The Business Perspective and Research Summary Part 3: Progress Part 3: Progress (2011)
This report outlines the factors that are making progress most apparent in certain geographies and sectors.