Monday, October 3, 2022

Young people fear new technologies in the workplace

In Mexico, students fear that new technologies threaten the human element needed at work. More than half (56.1%) are concerned about not being able to fully express themselves in their jobs, with the majority (68.3%) describing their work environment as a natural extension of their life experience Is.

According to a study by technology company Mphasis, the highest priority given to job offers by men and women is their salary and working conditions, 38.5% and 41.3% respectively.

However, 13.9% of those surveyed preferred the opportunity to express their character and personality at work, compared to 8.9% of those surveyed.

Meanwhile, they are more inclined towards the work environment, team and co-workers, compared to 7.2% of them at 12.3%.

“Facing the rise of artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality and other new technologies in the workplace, women (47.1%) are more likely to say that human values ​​are still important in some situations, compared to 43.5%. Men. For both men and women, the most important aspect of their professional development is internship and job growth, with more than three quarters (78.4%) of women prioritizing this aspect, compared to two-thirds (69.6%) of men in,” said Vasilis Konstantopoulos, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Hi-Tech Business Unit at Mphasis.

Constantopoulos highlighted during an interview with Excelsior that the study found that students of all genders and professional profiles are concerned about the growing role of technology in the world of work, as many believe that human traits are the most important. Must remain valuable in all professional disciplines.

When asked to explain how technology would affect their freedom to express their opinions at work, science, math and technology students worried most about not being able to express their views on a particular topic at work. were, on average, 16.4% agree that work is increasingly automated.

According to the study, 26.2% of students consider the balance between work and personal life to be the deciding factor when choosing a career.

In response, Konstantopoulos spoke to the high-growth tech job market about the importance of a renewed focus on the personal human touch that each employee brings to his or her role.

Almost all Mexican students (97.3%) in technical fields agree that human factors, such as personality, personal values, and individual character, can make a difference with respect to the implementation of technologies.

“If companies want to continue to attract the best and brightest talent, they must reassure the next generation that the personal and human elements of character, determination, motivation and critical thinking are absolutely vital,” he said,

In the study’s findings, it emerged that seven out of ten students in art, history and literature (71.1%) considered working in the technical field, compared to two-thirds (66.7%) of science and mathematics students. is also more. The same career path is considered.

62.2% of design and engineering students consider their field to be most affected by automation; In technical fields, 32.1% of students see their field as the most affected; Whereas 13.9% of law students identify automation as an aspect that will affect their job duties in the future.

In contrast, 33.9% of technology students said they see no problem with technology because human values ​​and character are always going to be important, compared to 18.4% of students in the arts and humanities.

Young people fear new technologies in the workplace

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