On March 30, 2016, Betakit published an article titled, 'Report: Canadians trust computers more than humans and value flexibility in the future workplace.' Written by Jessica Galang, the article discussed findings from our recent Intensions Consulting study on the Future of Work across Canada.
To quote from the article: "Market research agency Intensions and futurist Nikolas Badminton have released a study including 2,299 English-speaking Canadian adults between the ages of 20 and 59 to find out what Canadians value in their future workplaces... Respondents also had some concern about whether work was interfering with their personal lives — 37 percent of Canadian adults are concerned that work responsibilities are interfering with their personal lives, while 30 percent are always looking for new ways to cut corners and save time at work. Twenty-five percent think it’s fair to pursue their own projects and interests at work."
On March 29, 2016, Fusion published an article titled, 'Report: A quarter of Canadians think a computer program would be more ethical and trustworthy than their fleshy bosses'. Written by Ethan Chiel, the article discussed findings from our recent Intensions Consulting study on the Future of Work across Canada.
To quote from the article: "A recent survey found that a quarter of Canadians believe that a computer program could perform better than their human boss. The study, performed by Intensions, a Vancouver consulting firm, surveyed 2,299 adult Canadians (over the age of 20) over the last six months and found that 26% of Canadians “believe an unbiased computer program would be more trustworthy and ethical than their workplace leaders and managers.”
The study, which surveyed 2299 adults across Canada, found that a quarter (26%) of Canadian adults believe an unbiased computer program would be more trustworthy and ethical than their workplace leaders and managers. Among younger adults (those aged 20-39) that number was significantly higher, with 31% agreeing that an unbiased computer program would be more trustworthy and ethical than their workplace leaders and managers.
“This study has uncovered a number of interesting and potentially challenging trends for the future of work in Canada,” says Nick Black, Managing Partner at Intensions Consulting. “For younger adults, who have grown up trusting and relying on technology, there seems to be a growing preference for automated leadership and management.”