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Almost Two-Thirds of Workers Say They Would Trust a Robot Over Their Manager

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In a joint study from Oracle and Future Workplace, more than half of the respondents said they have turned to a robot for advice, rather than consulting their manager.


A joint study from Oracle and Future Workplace found that as many as 64% of workers would trust a robot over their manager, and more than 50% say they have already turned to a robot for advice instead of their manager.

This trend is especially pronounced in Asia, where employees expressed a disproportionate distrust in their human colleagues when compared to technology.

For example, 89% of workers in India and 88% of workers in China admitted to trusting robots over their managers.

In addition, labor forces in Singapore (83%), Brazil (78%), Japan (76%), Australia and New Zealand (58%), the U.S. (57%), France (56%), and the U.K. (54%), said they trust robots over their managers.

The findings are based on responses from more than 8,300 professionals in 10 countries.

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