Key Findings: Microsoft Ireland 2023 Work Trend Index

During a time of sustained change, the Microsoft Ireland Work trend index 2023 answers some of the key questions leaders should be asking themselves right now – including real-time employee expectations, productivity pressure points, the effectiveness of hybrid working policies and how they can show up for their teams in a meaningful way.

The author of this page: Roisin McLaughlin
Roisin McLaughlin, Marketing Director Aug 14, 2023

The survey of over 7000 workers across all sectors in Ireland, conducted by Amarach Research on behalf of Microsoft Ireland revealed cause for optimism with some 77% of employees happy at work and 66% reporting that they are finding the right work-life balance. However, despite these positives, a growing lack of confidence in leadership combined with almost 45% of employees feeling burnt out at work reveals more must be done to strengthen workplace culture and alleviate productivity pressure points.

Such pressure points include employees not having enough time to complete their work (55%) or focus time (49%), meeting overload (35%) and spending too much time searching for the right data (42%). With 43% of employees struggling with being assessed on the number of tasks they completed during their workday as opposed to the impact of their work and some 56% considering changing jobs to work in the same or a different industry this year, company culture will play a significant role in retaining talent.

To alleviate productivity pressure points, leaders must embrace digital solutions that support greater efficiencies and help lift the weight of work – freeing people from digital debt and ushering in a new wave of productivity growth. With the study revealing that only one-fifth of workers in Ireland (21%) are currently using Artificial Intelligence tools in their job, the opportunity exists for leaders to transform productivity by helping their teams embrace a new way of working and experiment safely and responsibly with AI.

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