As reported in a recent online survey conducted by The Harris Poll on Yoh’s behalf, of the approximately 1,200 full/part time employed Americans who were surveyed, 68% of U.S. workers say they face at least one challenge when it comes to the software technologies they need to use as part of their jobs. Additionally, more than a third (35%) of employed Americans said they face two or more challenges with the software technologies they use at work.
The extent of the software technology issue in the workplace is exacerbated by the fact that you cannot pinpoint one particular cause. Rapid introduction of new technologies, improper training, outdated software, and lack of integration to one platform are just a few of the causes that explain the software comprehension shortcomings.
Here are all of the fundamentals that the Yoh/Harris Poll collected.
Demographics Most Strongly Impacted
Men are more likely than women (31% vs. 22%) to say software technologies they use at their job always changing is among their biggest challenges when it comes to software technologies at work. Younger workers are more likely than their older peers to say their company does not have the right software technologies to benefit their job. In general, higher earning workers ($75,000 and above) are more likely to say they face issues with workplace software technology compared to those who make under $75,000 annually.
Have an honest discussion with your manager if you are struggling to adequately build a proficiency with a software. If at all possible, attempt to pursue a certification in the software by completing training modules. These certifications will not only bolster your attractiveness as a candidate but also provide clarity on software processes you were unsure of beforehand. Propose transitioning away from antiquated software if your company has the financial flexibility. Lastly, pursue a cloud platform to organize team documents in one traceable location.