TOPdesk Canada has just released the findings of the first Office Panic Poll. This study of 1,500 Canadians dives into the cultural effects and chaos of people’s most cringe-worthy IT experiences and technology setbacks at work.
Some remarkable results? Nearly half of Canadians (46%) have experienced a technology issue on their first day at a new job. One-in-five didn’t know their computer login info and got locked out for the first couple of days.
“The survey highlights something many people have endured in a new job – a chaotic onboarding,” said Robert van der Gulik, Managing Director of TOPdesk Canada. “If an employee experiences frustration on the first day, it sets their expectations of the company’s work culture moving forward. A smooth onboarding process makes employees feel supported, and creates happier workers and a less fearful, and potentially toxic environment.”