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India becomes world’s most digitally dexterous country; 39% technophiles want OTJ & JIT training: Gartner 2019 Survey

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In accordance with the Gartner 2019 Digital Workplace Survey, India has become the world’s most digitally dexterous (skilful) country in the world as it has avast Gen Z workforce who are keen to learn new digitally powered skills in the workplace. India is followed by the United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US). It should be noted that Generation Z or Gen Z are the ones born between 1995 and 2009.India Digitally dexterous country

  • Sixty-seven per cent of digital workers in India said emerging technologies such as machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) are increasing their effectiveness
  • The digital workforce in India and Singapore use real-time messaging and social media networks more frequently for real-time collaboration than the workforce of China, France, Germany, the US and the UK.

Key findings:

27% of the Indian digital workers or technophiles are skilled experts in digital technology for work purposes.

-Seven out of ten employees in India are ready to adopt new digital technologies which create career opportunities and higher paying jobs.

-Indian employees hunt for those jobs which cater to the continuous upgradation in their skills to keep them versatile in their career.

-In India, 39% of digital workers want to be trained on-the-job (OTJ) and just-in-time (JIT) to keep their knowledge on Artificial intelligence (AI), Machine learning (ML), Internet of things (IoT) up to date, which is the highest amongst the survey respondents.

45% of India digital workers do not mind having their work habits tracked and monitored by digital technologies. This figure is the highest amongst the surveyed respondents.

-Technical professionals are prime adopters of new digital technologies in comparison to manual, skilled and semi-skilled manual workers.

About Survey:
The 2019 Gartner Digital Workplace Survey was conducted online from March through April 2019 among 7,261 respondents in the U.S., France, Germany and the U.K. China, India and Singapore.

About Gartner:
It is a research and advisory company.
Establishment– 1979
Headquarter– Stamford, United States of America (USA)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Eugene A. Hall