One in four workers in the UK are currently moonlighting, with 58% expecting it to be normal to have two or more jobs in the future, according to new research.
Adobe's Work in Progress report, which looks into the future of work, also found that 64% of employees believe technology benefits their work-life balance, and will continue to do so in the future. The study also found that nearly half (46%) believe their job defines who they are.
The report found that technology is a key motivator for workers with 72% of those in the UK claiming that access to technology to connect with colleagues more efficiently is the most important factor within their workplace. This is equal to access to food and drink throughout the day.
UK workers ranked access to modern technology more important than lounge and relaxation areas, office design and access to on-site amenities, in terms of their overall workplace satisfaction. The benefits of embracing technology also appear to go beyond employee morale, with 69% of UK workers feeling more productive at businesses that are up to date with the latest technology. However, it seems UK employers are still catching up with this trend as only 15% of UK workers believe that their company’s technology is 'ahead of the curve'.
Jeff Vijungco, vice president of global talent at Adobe, said: “Employers may be focusing too much on ping pong tables and free dry cleaning, instead of technology that helps their employees feel motivated, valued and productive. Employers need to pay attention to productivity more than perks, and realise that their employees are happy to work when a company invests in their success.”