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Which country has the happiest workers?

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Indian workers are the happiest and most flexible, in comparison to their USA and UK counterparts.

This was one of the key findings from a recently released report by Adobe, which surveyed 500 Indian office workers.

The employees were asked about their daily computer use in the office, their attitudes about work and the future of technology in the workplace.

The survey highlighted 83% of Indian office workers love their jobs – higher than in the US (70%), and in the UK (60%).

Interestingly, access to cutting-edge technology was found to be the highest contributor to this satisfaction.

Indian workers said they preferred technology (89%) over perks such as access to food and beverages (87%) and a slick office design (86%).

This enthusiasm for their jobs was reiterated by the fact that even though almost half (44%) found work to be overwhelming, 98% confirmed that they would keep working even if they won the lottery.

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Additionally,  ‘Moonlighting’, or having a second job, has become increasingly common in India with more than one in two workers holding one or more jobs, in addition to their primary profession.

Other highlights from the report include:

  • Almost all respondents (91%) said that technology that helps them connect to colleagues more efficiently is an important part of their ideal workspace.
  • A large majority (85%) said that work defines who they are, again indicating that Indians are very invested in their work life.
  • 1 in 3 believe their primary working environment is “ahead of the curve” when it comes to technology.

“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,” said Abdul Jaleel, Vice President, People Resources India, Adobe.

 

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