Australian workers prefer digital agreements


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 25 November, 2021

Australian workers prefer digital agreements

More than four in five (83%) Australian workers would prefer to sign any workplace or other agreements digitally in the future, new research from Adobe suggests.

A survey of 400 enterprise workers found that 56% believe that digital agreements are more secure than physical agreements, while 62% report now spending less time filling out agreements due to digitalisation.

Meanwhile, the use of digital agreements and e-signatures is increasing across the workplace. Adobe said use of its Adobe Sign platform has increased 17-fold in the past two years.

Outside the workplace, one in six respondents reported signing digital agreements for non-work-related activities, such as financial agreements, doctors’ appointments, or education- and childcare-related agreements.

“Digital agreements are not only transforming the way we work, but also the way we organise our personal lives,” Adobe Document Cloud, Asia Pacific Head Chandra Sinnathamby commented.

“Over the past 12 months we have seen digital agreements continue to rapidly increase, which has resulted in faster business outcomes and sped up approval processes. Those businesses and individuals who are embracing digital transformation and moving away from paper are utilising a much more effective technology to streamline operations in and out of the office.”

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Vittaya_25

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