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How Employees Are Failing to Adapt to Digital Workplace: Report

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According to the new report released by Adobe, there is the extent of the impact of incompetent work practices on UK businesses.

After performing the survey of 1,500 employees, the report claims that despite the shift towards hybrid working and online collaboration, many large enterprises fail to adapt their operations to meet new ways of operating. As Uk businesses mainly depend on paper-based practices, Adobe says the slow evolution of the digital workplace is impacting three significant areas: costs, productivity, and sustainability.



Also, after analyzing the employee attitudes and beliefs at large UK organizations, Adobe found that they inclusively lose more than 28 days each year on “low-value paperwork.” Shockingly, this includes time-consuming activities like printing, scanning, stapling, and manually signing documents rather than using e-sign software.

The survey also explains that employees in financial services lose the most to time-consuming manual processes, wasting a full 43 days each year. However, on the other hand, the public sector workers were noted to be most productive, losing just 22 days annually.  In addition, paper-based practices are also proving to increase office costs. For example, the Acrobat DC developer disclosed that printing costs businesses an estimated £490 per employee.



Although, some UK businesses attempt to control printers to push towards greener business processes. Based on the employee survey, 34% of employees said that printer access had been restricted, 31% reported restrictions on accessing stationery, and 25% said their company’s stationery cupboard had been entirely removed.  Furthermore, 10% even told of businesses allowing paper use. 

Surprisingly, 27% felt sustainability wasn’t the main priority for their employer, while 31% of employees are still in dilemma whether their company even had a sustainability strategy in the first place. 

In spite of this, 83% of employees said hybrid working has helped improve sustainability practices. However, more than 57% also agreed that increased sustainability goals are helping to attract fresh talent, and 33% believe these aims to improve the workplace culture overall.



Louise Watkins, Head of Digital Media Enterprise at Adobe, said, “The move to hybrid working for many people has welcomed a greater focus and move to sustainable ways of working, which is a positive shift for everyone and the environment.”

He added, “Nevertheless, through our analysis, we can see some easy steps across the digitization of workflows and processes that may assist companies and their workers in additional efforts. Not solely will this decrease the influence on the atmosphere, but it can also increase productivity and save prices – a win-win for everybody.”

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