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MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Change is inevitable, but it isn't always easy — especially in the workplace. The Creative Group, a division of global staffing firm Robert Half, recently surveyed advertising and marketing managers about how their teams cope with different types of change. Almost half of respondents (46%) said it's difficult for creative professionals to adapt to advancements in technology. Fewer reported that changes in internal processes and procedures, personnel, and business direction are problematic for their employees.
"Change can be daunting, but it also opens the door to improved business approaches and avenues for companies and professionals," said Diane Domeyer, executive director of The Creative Group. "Managers and employees who embrace change and look for opportunities to leverage new technology and ways of working will be best poised for success and growth in the future."
View an infographic about how creative professionals see change in the workplace.
Technology's Impact on the Creative Workplace
Digital transformation is disrupting creative teams in profound ways, according to Robert Half's Jobs and AI Anxiety report. More than 1,200 managers, including 250 in the advertising and marketing fields, were surveyed for the research to find out how they think emerging technologies will transform the nature of jobs in the future. Following are five key findings:
Domeyer added, "Investing time and resources into change management and upskilling staff is crucial in today's rapidly evolving business landscape — and it can pay big dividends. When employees feel they have the support and knowledge to navigate digital transformation, they're more likely to be engaged, productive and excited about the future."
About the Research
The online surveys were developed by The Creative Group and Robert Half and conducted by a leading independent research firm. The Creative Group survey is based on responses from 400 advertising and marketing managers who work full time at companies with 20 or more employees in the United States. The Robert Half survey developed for the Jobs and AI Anxiety report includes responses from 250 advertising and marketing managers in the United States.
About The Creative Group
The Creative Group (TCG) specializes in connecting creative, digital, marketing, advertising and public relations talent with the best companies on a project, contract-to-hire and full-time basis. For more information, including job hunting services and candidate portfolios, visit roberthalf.com/creativegroup.
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SOURCE The Creative Group