From the corner office to the coffee shop, Canadians* want to redefine the "workplace"

From the corner office to the coffee shop, Canadians* want to redefine the 
"workplace" 
Rogers survey shows one third of full time employed Canadians willing to give 
up salary, vacation or benefits to work from anywhere 
Canadians lack access to the latest technologies in the workplace 
TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The workplace as we know it is shifting. 
According to the new Rogers Connected Workplace report conducted by Harris 
Decima, technology and connectivity is a key driver. 
The report shows that over half of Canadians - including both Baby Boomers and 
Generation Y - think it's important to work with the latest technologies and 
do so from anywhere, but they don't have access to resources or workplace 
policies to make this a reality. And looking ahead, these elements will be 
increasingly important to decisions on future employment. 
"It is clear that by making the shift to a more connected workplace, small and 
large businesses have an opportunity to influence productivity and drive 
innovation," said Steve Van Binsbergen, Vice President, Business Segment, 
Rogers Communications. "Businesses that enable employees to work seamlessly 
across devices and environments stand ready to improve employee morale and 
deliver better customer experiences." 
The Rogers Connected Workplace report evaluates Canadians' insights and 
attitudes towards technology driving the move to a connected workplace. Four 
major trends emerged from the research: 
1. Canadians willing to sacrifice salary and vacation days to work 


     from anywhere
     o One third of Canadians (33%) say they would sacrifice something
       (including salary, vacation days and employee benefits) to work
       remotely
     o Over half (59%) of Canadians agree in the future, flexible work
       hours and the ability to work from anywhere will be top


   priorities in their choice of employer
  2. Canadians desire access to the latest tech but don't want to lose 


     face-to-face interactions
     o Job satisfaction could increase for almost half (47%) of
       Canadians if employers provided the latest technology tools and
       services
     o Baby boomers are just as likely as their Gen Y counterparts to
       attribute access to the latest technology as being important
       (70% and 66%, respectively)
     o Almost eight in ten (76%) of Canadians agree collaborative


   workplaces make them more productive
  3. Canadians willing to erase personal and professional lines ("Bring 


     Your Own Device")
     o A quarter of Canadian smartphone users (23%) who carry two
       smartphones do so because their employer doesn't allow them to
       connect their device to the company server
     o Over half of Canadians (54%) who use their smartphone for
       personal and professional purposes are comfortable with


   employer-enforcing security policies
  4. Laptops and tablets are future devices of choice for Canadian 


     workers over desktop PCs
     o Today, Canadians spend the majority of their workday using
       traditional workplace devices such as desktop computers (45%)
       and landlines (10%)
     o In the future, Canadians would prefer to use laptops (40%),
       tablets (15%), and smartphones (10%) as  primary work devices

"Evolving technologies are redefining the Canadian workplace," said Van 
Binsbergen. "We are working with customers across the country to deliver what 
we call the 'connected enterprise', going beyond traditional office technology 
and implementing solutions that meet the needs of the shifting workplace."

To download the comprehensive Rogers Connected Workplace report, visit the 
SlideShare link here.

To learn how Rogers is delivering the connected enterprise to Canadian 
businesses, visit: rogers.com/enterprise

About Rogers Communications

Rogers is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are 
Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services 
and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high speed internet 
and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and 
television broadcasting, televised shopping, sports entertainment, magazines 
and trade publications, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the 
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock 
Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of 
companies, please visit www.rogers.com.

*Survey Methodology:

An online survey was conducted by Harris/Decima among a national sample of 
n=1,001 Canadian panelists, aged 18+ who are employed in a full time position 
at their company/organization and are not self-employed. The survey was 
administered in both English and French between October 17th and October 30th, 
2013. The data is weighted to replicate the actual population distribution 
by age, gender and region according to the 2011 Census.



SOURCE  Rogers Communications Inc. 
Contact: 
Michelle Lewis Rogers Communications 416-935-8339 Michelle.lewis@rci.rogers.com 
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