People are spending more time with their virtual assistants, a new survey has found, with more than half of respondents saying they use their personal assistant for work.
The research, from Ipsos MORI, found that 47 per cent of respondents said they used a virtual assistant to do some work, while 35 per cent said they use it for personal tasks.
“Personal assistants are becoming more commonplace in the workplace, and are becoming a mainstay of the workplace environment,” Ipsos UK’s director of research, Ian Jones, said.
“People are increasingly turning to their personal assistants for the tasks they need, and this is in response to the pressures of daily life.
This is because personal assistants are often used for more complex tasks such as monitoring the health and safety of employees, and also to help with everyday tasks like reading emails or sending messages.”
The survey also shows that this is a growing trend, with nearly half of the respondents saying that their personal Assistant was used to do their work.
“In addition, 43 per cent reported they used their virtual assistant for their personal work, and 40 per cent used it for work in their home.
While there are a number of factors behind this trend, Jones said that it was “clear that the personal assistant is becoming more popular in the work environment.””
For example, many people are using their virtual Assistant to work from home, or to work with their children at school,” he said.”
Some people are also turning to personal assistants to manage their workflows and tasks.
“Ipsos MORi asked people to rate the usefulness of their virtual or personal assistant on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most useful.”
This year’s study, conducted by Ipsos Research, is the latest in a series of research findings to emerge from the Ipsos Trust’s research service.”
However, we also need to recognise that personal assistants need to be utilised with care, and not to simply replace someone else’s.”
This year’s study, conducted by Ipsos Research, is the latest in a series of research findings to emerge from the Ipsos Trust’s research service.
In March, Ipsos revealed that the UK had become the most productive country in the world in the past 12 months, with companies producing more than 1.8 million jobs per hour.
The latest research by Ipsol, however, shows that the majority of people are still not satisfied with the way their personal and professional assistants are being used.
In the year to March 2018, only 29 per cent surveyed were satisfied with their personal or professional assistant, while 52 per cent were dissatisfied with their assistant’s behaviour, the Ipsol survey found.
This year, however at least two-thirds of respondents were satisfied.
More: Ipsos’ new poll: The personal assistant that’s out thereIn February, Ipso published research revealing that the average Briton spent an average of £4,812 on personal assistants, and more than 40 per of them were not “working well enough”.
In March this year, Ipsol revealed that more than a third of Britons are paying more than £200 per year to hire personal assistants.
In April, the government announced a new personal assistant tax rebate scheme to help pay for personal assistant costs, which could save up to £7.5 million.