New Research from Braidio Provides a Glimpse Into the Future of Work

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Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing, Video Content, Work from Home Flexibility, and More Among Employee Preferences for the Workplace of the Future

Braidio, an online and mobile-enabled social learning platform, today released the findings from its first ever survey on the future of work. The survey exposed the realities of American office workers’ preferences for methods of learning, technologies they think will have the greatest impact in the next five years, and their preferences in collaborating with others.

Key findings from the survey include:

Active Workflow Listening. Only 35% of workers are aware the power of active workflow listening is available to deliver a solution to you when you need it in your daily workflow.

American Office Workers Prefer Collaboration. 81% of respondents think that peer collaboration helps their productivity, and 48% say that is their preferred method of learning at work. While this is the preferred method of learning for the majority of respondents, the survey found that knowledge isn’t being shared and captured as effectively as possible.

The Decentralized Workforce. 58% of workers surveyed expect the workplace to be more isolated in the future (i.e., they will be able to work from home), yet still put peer collaboration as a major priority for learning and for productivity (81%).

Video Content is King. 71% of workers 55+ rely on video content to learn new skills, a close second to the 76% of their 18-24 year old counterparts.

Employees Leaking Knowledge. Only 35% of employees share critical knowledge in any formal system. The knowledge sharing gap gets worse as employees gain more tenure, experience, and demanding responsibilities, with only 26% of those with 10 years on tenure and 23% of those with 15+ years of tenure being able to consistently share those learnings with their peers.

Gender Pay Disparity. 66% of males say they have received a raise or promotion because they completed additional training on the job, compared to only 47% of females.

“80% of learning in the workplace is informal, driven by peer collaboration and digital tools. Yet, most companies still focus so much of their training budgets on long form, instructor led formal training,” said Iain Scholnick, Founder and CEO of Braidio. “Our survey found that only one third of employees capture new knowledge on an internal network, which results in critical intellectual capital being lost, and thousands of dollars wasted on learning in the workplace. Braidio is in a unique situation to solve this problem, offering real-time customer centric training and problem solving, that is circulated throughout the organization.”

“Braidio brings together a number of elements to corporate learning that differentiate its offering, including real-time communications, a mobile-first approach, and a collaborative framework,” said Raul Castañon Martinez, Senior Analyst at 451 Research. “The survey insights show key pain points where solution providers need to focus over the next few years in workplace training. Braidio can support their efforts with a compelling value proposition across the chain including end users, content creators, and mobile operators.”

To compile the findings, Braidio conducted a survey among 1,000 American office workers. To find out more and view an infographic on the results of this survey, please visit

About Braidio
Braidio's cloud-based Social Learning Platform works the way knowledge actually flows through an organization. Our approach enables your employees to organically integrate learning into their daily workflow while allowing the employer to build and monitor learning metrics. As a result, Braidio advances your business with sales enablement and employee development tools that employees will actually use, at a fraction of the cost of traditional (and under-utilized) training tools. With customers ranging from Fortune 100 enterprises to SMBs, Braidio provides a solution that is affordable, scalable and effective regardless of whether you have a few employees or offices around the globe. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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