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Pay isn't everything, Indians prefer 'ideal' job: Adobe Study

Indian office workers are more positive and flexible compared to those surveyed in the US and the UK and half of them would choose to move to their 'ideal' job, even for less pay, says Adobe Study.

BT Online   New Delhi     Last Updated: June 14, 2016  | 16:02 IST

Indian office workers are more positive and flexible compared to those surveyed in the US and the UK and half of them would choose to move to their 'ideal' job, even for less pay, says Adobe Study.

Interestingly, the Indian lot love their job so much that a whopping 98 per cent confirmed that they would keep working even if they win the lottery, as per Adobe's report titled 'Work in Progress'.

Around 83 per cent of Indian office workers love their jobs and access to cutting-edge technology emerged as the top contributor to their overall satisfaction, above perks like food and slick office design.

Moreover, pay isn't everything for Indian employees.

Nearly half of the Indian workers would choose to move to their 'ideal' job, even for less pay, said the report, which surveyed more than 500 Indian office workers who use computers daily as part of their jobs, on their attitudes about work and the future of technology in the workplace.

According to the report, "Moonlighting" has become mainstream with more than one in two workers in India holding one or more jobs in addition to their primary profession.

Those that report holding an additional job, say gaining new skills (other than additional income) is the primary reason to moonlight in India.

Around 68 per cent of the Indian respondents predict that multiple jobs will be the norm in the future.

According to Abdul Jaleel Vice President, People Resources India Adobe, employee expectations and priorities in India are evolving dramatically, largely owing to rapid influx of millennials into the workforce, changing work-life pattern, and rising employee aspirations.

"In addition to offering fun perks, employers should also focus on ensuring their people have access to technology that helps them be more productive. In turn, this inspires employees and makes them feel appreciated," Jaleel said.

He added that investing in employee motivation provides great returns in the form of a happy and creative workforce and goes a long way in attracting and retaining top talent.

Highlights of findings from Indian respondents include:

Tech is the new perk

  • Almost all respondents (91%) said that technology that helps them connect to colleagues more efficiently is an important part of their ideal workspace. Similarly, workers believe that technology makes them more productive (93%).
  • Workers predict that over half (61%) of the menial office tasks will be done by a machine or technology in the next 20 years.

No really, people love to work

  •  Almost three-quarters (74%) of the respondents said they would rather work long hours doing the work they love, than shorter hours doing work they don't enjoy.
  •  84% of waking hours on a workday are spent actively working or thinking about work, and 63% of waking hours on a typical day off are spent working or thinking about work.
  •  While the need for money to support themselves (86%) and their lifestyles (77%) plays a major role in why they work, workers also consider recognition of their success very important (80%).

 

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