Most Desired 2015 Workplace Perks are Team Collaboration Apps and Flexible Work Programs
ATLANTA, Dec. 4, 2014 — As 2015 approaches, workers are making annual New Year’s resolutions to advance their careers, boost productivity and work smarter—not harder.
A new survey by PGi, the world’s largest pure-play provider of collaboration software and services, indicates that U.S. knowledge workers believe many of their personal resolutions will be driven by business technology, including new communications tools (59%), Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) security (37%) and apps that automate old-school tasks (36%).
PGi’s 2015 2015 Workplace Resolutions Survey revealed workers’ top five goals for the New Year:
– Earn a raise or promotion (22.6%)
– Establish a better work-life balance (18.2%)
– Implement better technology (16.9%)
– Become more organized (16.7%)
– Pursue continuing education (12.1%)
Workers also reported their most-wanted tools and technology for 2015, with tablet computers taking top billing (23.7%), followed by project management tools (15.1%), productivity apps (14.5%), analytics software (11.9%) and team collaboration workspaces (11.1%). Team collaboration workspaces ranked first for the communications tool workers want more of in 2015.
PGi partnered with AirWatch® by VMware®, Edelman and Frost & Sullivan to launch its 2015 edition of “The Future of Business Collaboration,” the eBook series which examines the latest trends, technologies and innovations that shape the landscape of modern business collaboration. The eBook examines five emerging trends that will significantly influence businesses, employees and markets in the coming year:
– The Evolution of BYOD/BYOA: Challenges of “Anywhere-ization”
– The “Internet of Things” Infiltrates Businesses: The New “Workplace of Things”
– Solving the Problem of Time Zones: Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Collaboration
– Defining the Success of Big Data: Collaborating Beyond Data Collection into Effective Application
– Unifying Business Applications: Convergence of Collaboration
“PGi’s latest survey reveals that 2015 is going to be another year of high expectations for workers,” said Sean O’Brien, PGi EVP of strategy and communications. “Workers are increasingly looking to their employers for technologies and apps that help them achieve their personal and professional resolutions and goals—for example, better access to software that fosters virtual collaboration, while reducing reliance on email and in-person meetings. With nearly 50,000 customers worldwide, we at PGi know that collaboration is a must-have for businesses and workers alike, facilitating growth for companies and helping employees achieve their career goals and a healthier work-life balance.”
About the Survey
PGi conducted an online survey of U.S.-based customers and knowledge workers in November 2014, securing responses from 1,205 individuals. The full survey results, include predictions on the biggest changes at work in 2015 and the most desired employee benefits.
About Premiere Global Services, Inc. │ PGi
PGi is the world’s largest pure-play provider of collaboration software and services. PGi’s unified collaboration platform empowers business users and teams to connect, share ideas and manage projects with the simplicity and everywhere-access of the latest cloud technologies. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries, and its award-winning solutions provide a collaborative advantage to nearly 50,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100™. In the last five years, PGi has helped over a billion people worldwide connect, collaborate and get work done—in teams, large groups and one-on-one. For more information, visit PGi at pgi.com.