Employee Sentiment Toward Selected Workplace Trends

Employee Sentiment Toward Selected Workplace Trends

Proof Point

Majority of respondents surveyed by ADP generally positive about workplace evolution trends enabled by technology advancements

Employee Sentiment Toward Selected Workplace Trends

2015 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on ADP Research Institute’s study covering 2,403 respondents, aged 18 and above, with full-time or part-time job at a company with 250 or more employees in U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, China, India, and Singapore

Proof Point Findings

  • Technology-Enabled Workplace – Respondents generally positive about impact of technologies that enable them to perform tasks, such as online platforms to learn new skills (82%) and social media for collaboration (72%)
  • Work Flexibility – Majority of respondents expressed positive sentiment toward increasing workplace flexibility, such as ability to work remotely (81%), set own schedule (78%), and be paid in real-time based on contribution (71%)
  • Job Security Concerns – Some respondents concerned about workplace evolution having negative impact on job tenure and security, such as being hired on project-by-project basis and automation, smart machines, and AI taking over repetitive work
  • Key Drivers – Include exponentially advancing digital technologies, expanding connectivity, increasing availability of cloud computing services, emergence of online learning platforms, and growing industrial adoption of artificial intelligence and automation technologies


Market Disruption

Business Model and Practices

Business Model
and Practices


Cross-sector, Industrial Manufacturing, Technology and Communications


Date Last Updated

July 8, 2017

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