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May 23, 2016
Our new study shows surprising attitudes about office jobs and where the future of work is heading.
New survey shows surprising attitudes about office
jobs and where the future of work is heading.
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Humanity vs technology.
More than 3 in 4 office workers believe
public health will worsen as people
become more attached to devices.
More than half of U.S. and U.K. office workers
think their job requires human abilities that
technology will never replace. India disagrees.
U.S. office workers predict that 53% of menial
will be done by a machine or
technology in the next 20 years.
The data points referenced above come from a study commissioned by Adobe, produced by
research firm Edelman Intelligence and conducted as an online survey of 1,003 U.S. office
workers and a total of 2,011 office workers in the U.S., U.K., and India who use a
computer daily for work. Data was collected from April 17 to April 24, 2016.
The margin of error for the U.S. sample is +/- 3.1%, for the U.K. sample is +/- 4.4%,
and the Indian sample is +/- 4.4%.
For more information on the results visit
From a number of jobs to number one job.
A majority of office workers predicts that
multiple jobs will be the norm in the future.
59% of U.S. office workers say they’re likely to
leave their job for a new opportunity.
47% of U.S. office workers would take a pay cut
for their ideal job.
Work is where the heart is.
would continue to work even if they won
51% would keep working their current job.
U.S. office workers work or think about work a
lot, even on days off.
More than half of respondents in the U.S. and a
remarkable 85% in India say work defines who
OF U.S. OFFICE
U.S. U.K. INDIA57% 46% 85%
Technology makes a positive impact.
employer “perks” in the U.S.
Few feel their company’s technology is “ahead of
U.S. U.K. INDIA
1 Technology is defined as software, machines, and devices.
2 Moonlighting is defined as having 1 or more jobs in addition to a primary job.
3 Menial office tasks include printing documents or making copies, filling/
organizing documents, filing expenses, etc.
Work ... DAY OFF