Take THAT you crummy digital-native millenials: A survey says that older workers use more and different types of technology in the workplace than those darn kids who won’t get off my lawn, and also find it less stressful.
From the story by CIO.com:
Cloud storage provider Dropbox and Ipsos Mori, a London-based market research firm, surveyed more than 4,000 information workers in the U.S. and Europe about their use of technology in the workplace and found that people 55 and up use 4.9 forms of technology per week, on average — a smidge above the overall average of 4.7 per week. More importantly, the survey also revealed that older workers are less likely than their younger colleagues to find using technology in the workplace stressful.
“My hypothesis, which could be right or wrong, is when you look at a younger generation in the workforce, a lot of the folks in that category are used to using tech in their personal lives that’s pretty darn good. And that raises the expectations of what tech can be in their professional lives,” he says.
Spotted via good old Slashdot, which was supposed to have died long ago but is still a daily read for me.