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Economist Intelligence Unit. Humans and machines: The role of people in technology-driven organisations.
By 2036 workplaces in Europe will have been transformed by technology and processes that do not even exist today, according to eight in ten employees. New research commissioned by Ricoh Europe* and conducted by Coleman Parkes challenges forward-thinking workers to envisage their future work environment – and it’s one that is more interactive, collaborative and streamlined as a result of new technology and the processes that underpin innovative ways of working.
Just 27 per cent of government executives currently feel significant or extreme pressure to adapt to rapid change. However more change is on its way. The European Commission expects 50 per cent of citizens and 80 per cent of businesses to interact with the government digitally by 2015 and citizens continue to demand easier ways to communicate with government bodies.
European education leaders believe they need to change faster now than they have done over the last three years, with almost all (98 per cent) feeling under pressure to adapt rapidly.
European healthcare executives predict that technology will be the biggest driver of business change over the next three years. However, they are wary that in driving rapid change the biggest areas at risk are 1) technology itself and crucially 2) R&D.