Nymi survey reveals the majority of Americans would welcome using a wearable at work, as companies seek technology to prepare for hybrid workspaces.
We announced the results of a survey into U.S. consumers' attitudes to wearing employer-issued technology that could keep them safer and drive productivity as companies prepare for hybrid workplaces.
The concept described was a workplace wearable to fully integrate employees with corporate systems so that they can seamlessly go through their day in a safe, simple, and secure manner.
Traditional approaches to introducing wearables will meet objections unless you ensure both the technology chosen and its introduction to the workforce is managed.
Typical objections center on information privacy and the use of information.
Having a policy that ensures privacy of information would address 56% of possible objections while a policy that governs use of the information would address 44% of possible objections. Tackling both these issues effectively would lead to a significant increase in user adoption.
"Making employees feel safe and comfortable at work isn’t just about preventing them from catching COVID-19 or getting in an accident. Companies have a responsibility to make technology decisions that will give workers full data privacy. In the case of deploying technology such as a workplace wearable, that means providing the option for employees to opt-in for the collection of this data, erase their data at any time, and more.”
— Chris Sullivan, CEO of Nymi