CEO’s very flexible towards new employees with AI knowledge25. September 2023
CEO’s very flexible towards new employees with AI knowledge
New York, September 24, 2023
According to a new edX survey, C-level executives don’t care if their employees use AI to complete multiple tasks. They recognize that AI is a valuable skill that can help employees get raises and promotions.
The findings come at a time when companies are looking to hire workers with AI expertise to boost productivity.
Your boss might turn a blind eye if you have a second or third job at another company – assuming you know how to use artificial intelligence to do your current job better, a new survey finds.
Researchers at edX, an education platform for workers to learn new skills, surveyed 1,600 full-time employees in the U.S. — including 800 C-level executives like CEOs and 800 “knowledge workers” like managers — to understand how they think AI will impact the business has future of work.
Of the 800 executives surveyed, 82% said they would be willing to allow their employees to use AI technology like ChatGPT for multiple jobs if they could use the technology to complete their tasks faster.
The freedom to work multiple jobs is not the only benefit that employers want to give their employees with AI skills. According to edX, 83% of C-suite executives surveyed said that workers with AI skills should be paid more than workers without AI skills; 74% of executives said employees who are fluent in AI should be promoted more often.
The majority of executives surveyed may be willing to offer raises and guaranteed promotions to AI-skilled workers, in part because they believe these employees should be held to higher performance standards.
For example, workers familiar with AI may be expected to produce higher quality work or produce larger volumes of work in less time.
The same standards also apply to managers. According to the survey, 73% of executives say those who know how to use AI have a higher chance of being promoted to CEO, and 85% believe subsequent CEOs will have AI expertise at their employers.
The findings come at a time when business leaders are becoming comfortable with the idea that AI tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT can help employees save time and increase productivity.
Since ChatGPT launched last November, workers across industries have been using the AI chatbot to develop code, create marketing materials, and create lesson plans.
Companies like Amazon, Netflix and Meta are willing to pay salaries of up to $900,000 to attract workers with generative AI experience.