AI In Workspace Isn’t Widespread But Employees Are Concerned About Its Impact On Their Careers, New Survey Proves

A recent survey has plenty of people talking as it takes into consideration the growing trend of AI in workplaces and the possible implications it can have on careers.

Thanks to reports generated by SurveyMonkey and CNBC, we’re seeing the giants get into the details of what the latest survey from Workforce has to say in this regard.

On average, only 30% of those taking part in the study end up making use of AI in the office. Despite this finding, more than 40% are worried about how it can have serious implications for their careers.

Meanwhile, other findings from the study proved how 50% of the users in the survey wish their firm would roll out more benefits like healthcare premiums and free catering so their daily meal requirements would be met.

Just 30% revealed how the office provides financial coaching or advice when they most need it. And then 25% of all Gen Z workers and 20% of Millenials shared how they were forced to invest as what they were being provided did not meet their short-term goals and to help get more gains in less time, this is the strategy they’re implementing.

The results were first rolled out by CNBC and the poll was carried out during the first week of December by Survey Monkey online. It showed how more than 7000 workers took part and this is what they felt about the current AI saga.

Those taking part in this survey were chosen from the 2 million groups of people who routinely participate in SurveyMonkey’s polls. So that’s when the results were compared to previous years.

85% of the majority were happy with the job and that was not different from previous years. Meanwhile, 72% agree they’re paid well and 90% feel the job is very meaningful. However, 36% felt they needed to quit at least once in the past three months. Lastly, 71% feel the workplace’s morale really did positively impact them into doing better.

It’s quite evident from such a study that even though AI at work isn’t as prevalent as one would have expected it to be, the concerns about it negatively affecting people’s work are on the rise. This gives rise to the conclusion that employers need to think more in detail about how workplace contentment can give rise to an aura where tech changes are made, keeping in mind their impact on a person’s growth, happiness, and well-being. After all, that’s what really matters at the end of the day and when the workplace is happy, the performance of the enterprise will be better as people would be more motivated to do their tasks accurately.

Other findings worth mentioning include 30% of the participants confirming the use of AI tools during work with the Gen Z and Millenials age group in the lead.

AI was found to be more popular for those employees of color with the majority being of Asian and Black ethnicity. This was in stark comparison to those who were White.

Meanwhile, employees in the fields of research and Consultation as well as Logistics and Business were in the lead as were those linked to the Finance and tech sector when it came down to using AI.

Those using AI in the office were likely to see it as a major positive offering and means to better productivity while 72% added how it impacted them big time. Meanwhile, just 28% spoke about it not being a positive influence on their work and hence cited it as a negative impact.

But even though we saw a whopping majority speak of the highs that such technology brings, 42% still worry about how it can negatively impact careers in the future and perhaps get them ousted from the firm. 44% spoke about being somewhat worried.

Those making less than $50k each year were more worried than the average person generating between $50 to $99,000 every year. And workers coming from diverse backgrounds showed more concern than the average White.

If an employee was using AI in the office, they expressed double the concern regarding the impact it had on their work. This was in comparison to those not using AI in the office.

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