From the start of your workday to the moment you close your laptop at night, there is a very good chance that you either heard about or experienced automation first hand. The enthusiasm that surrounds automation in the workplace is the only thing rising faster than its own development. So then why do people still remain cautious about its transformation into our offices and our day-to-day?
Surprisingly around half of all tasks performed in our day to day work activities could be automated – which is why business leaders believe that automation in the workplace can drive higher productivity. According to a study by Capita, 91% of business leaders surveyed believe that automation should be viewed as an opportunity, and 76% of respondents said that they believe it could drive higher productivity. Eliminating human error, improving consistency, reducing resources, increasing speed, and collecting more accurate data are all ways automation can improve productivity. By incorporating automation into the workplace we can control efficiency, errors, and costs, creating faster turnaround and fulfillment times which add to overall productivity.
New Skills Create Valued Employees
Automation is creating a higher employee value by dramatically elevating the work that we do and the way that we do it. Training in this new technical skill requires advanced education and high-level cognitive and critical thinking skills to make informed decisions on more complex issues. This results in the promotion of more education among employees and promotes companies to up-skill from within. AI is currently at the development stage and will be implemented in many fields in the next few years. By educating yourself on AI and receiving the necessary training, you are getting a leg up in the industry by setting yourself up for more job opportunities.
With major developments happening in artificial intelligence, businesses are utilizing this new technology to remove human error by making immediate and smarter decisions based on complex sets of data. Business leaders are leveraging AI when making strategic decisions by automating the decision-making process with AI-led probability outcomes. Automation is allowing employees to focus on more important tasks that require critical thinking by freeing them from the grips of repetitive office busywork.
The future of automation isn’t on the horizon, it’s happening now!
Countless jobs will be created by new technology as rising economic growth empowers consumers to spend more on services, which, in turn, will lead to substantial job gains in service-providing occupations. Automation will create more meaningful jobs while replacing routine tasks, freeing up time to focus on more interesting ones. Actively empowering people to identify and remove the low-value tasks in their jobs maximizing the benefit for both employees and the business. People and technology complement each other, and there will always be jobs that require uniquely human skills. We need to be encouraging the responsible implementation of these new technologies within our workplace and adjusting accordingly in order for businesses to stay competitive.