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Our new study shows surprising attitudes about office jobs and where the future of work is heading.

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  1. 1. New survey shows surprising attitudes about office jobs and where the future of work is heading. Adobe and the Adobe logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2016 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Humanity vs technology. More than 3 in 4 office workers believe public health will worsen as people become more attached to devices. More than half of U.S. and U.K. office workers think their job requires human abilities that technology will never replace. India disagrees. U.S. office workers predict that 53% of menial office tasks3 will be done by a machine or technology in the next 20 years. 60%55% 34% U.K.U.S. INDIA The data points referenced above come from a study commissioned by Adobe, produced by research firm Edelman Intelligence and conducted as an online survey of 1,003 U.S. office workers and a total of 2,011 office workers in the U.S., U.K., and India who use a computer daily for work. Data was collected from April 17 to April 24, 2016. The margin of error for the U.S. sample is +/- 3.1%, for the U.K. sample is +/- 4.4%, and the Indian sample is +/- 4.4%. For more information on the results visit www.adobe.com/go/workinprogress #FutureofWork From a number of jobs to number one job. A majority of office workers predicts that multiple jobs will be the norm in the future. 59% of U.S. office workers say they’re likely to leave their job for a new opportunity. 47% of U.S. office workers would take a pay cut for their ideal job.  59% 47% U.S. U.K. INDIA OFFICE WORKERS ARE MOON- LIGHTING2 IN PROGRESS. Work is where the heart is. would continue to work even if they won the lottery. 51% would keep working their current job. U.S. office workers work or think about work a lot, even on days off. More than half of respondents in the U.S. and a remarkable 85% in India say work defines who they are. OF U.S. OFFICE WORKERS 80% U.S. U.K. INDIA57% 46% 85% Technology makes a positive impact. State-of-the-art technology1 outranks other employer “perks” in the U.S. Few feel their company’s technology is “ahead of the curve.” 81% 72% 61% 56% FOODTECH OFFICE DESIGN AMENITIES 26% U.S. U.K. INDIA 15% 30% 1 Technology is defined as software, machines, and devices. 2 Moonlighting is defined as having 1 or more jobs in addition to a primary job. 3 Menial office tasks include printing documents or making copies, filling/ organizing documents, filing expenses, etc. Work ... DAY OFF 41% TYPICAL WORKDAY 78% WAKING HOURS

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