- Published on Thursday, 06 November 2014 12:00
Cisco Study Shows How Technology Will Shape the "Future of Work". Workforce demands by Generation X and Millennial workers to increase flexible work styles have been met with employers shifting their own policies to accommodate these changing attitudes, according to the 2014 Cisco Connected World Technology Report (CCWTR). Among other findings, the report revealed that by the year 2020, the majority of Generation X and Y professionals believe that smartphones and wearable devices will be the workforce's most important "connected" device -- while the laptop remains the workplace device of choice.
The report examines the relationship between human behavior, the Internet and networking's pervasiveness. Examining this relationship unearths data about how companies will remain competitive amid the influence of technology lifestyle trends. The global report, based on surveys of professionals between the ages of 18 and 50 in 15 countries, provides insight into present-day challenges that companies face as they strive to balance current and future employee and business needs amid increasing mobility capabilities, security risks and technologies that can more ubiquitously deliver information.