They think it could provide these three key benefits

stock-photo-engineering-automation-build-150628-359493-edited.pngThree in four British office workers feel automation will give them more time to perform job duties, according to a new report.

While about 2 in 5 (38 percent) fear rising automation could place humans and robots in competition for the same jobs in the future, 84 percent said the use of workplace automation would allow employees to think of work in new and innovative ways.

Eighty-two percent of U.K. employees were excited about the chance to learn new things as the workforce moves toward more automation.

The findings were part of Workfront’s 2017 State of Enterprise Work report, which also revealed the percentage of office workers blaming excessive emails for hindering work completion rose from 52 percent last year to 61 percent this year. The most overused office buzzword phrase is think outside the box, according to 48 percent of U.K. employees.

For more on the survey, visit Workfront’s site.