Effects of automation in the workplace

You’ve probably heard or read those stories about robots eliminating our jobs and taking control over our lives in the workplace! You might even watch some movies about this! (Terminator, right?)

Well, some people still feel uncomfortable about artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA). However, these technologies are here to stay! They are already transforming the way we live and work.

But what does this mean for the companies and their employees? How can they both benefit from these modern technologies?

In this blog, we have discussed the importance of leveraging RPA and AI for your business.

RPA is taking the work you hate-off your plate

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a software technology that makes it easy to build, deploy, and manage robots that emulate human actions when interacting with digital systems and software. 

RPA is used primarily at the end-user level to automate repetitive day-to-day tasks.

What are the benefits of RPA?

RPA technology is changing the way work gets done! It can help you handle time-consuming processes that support your business workplace.

Moreover, RPA can help you increase productivity and remove those mundane tasks that your employees ‘hate’ doing during their workdays.  From copying and inserting large amounts of data, filling in forms, resetting passwords, scraping data from the web, incident or service request routing, or even logging into applications – the benefits workplace of RPA are real.

According to Automation Anywhere research, employees spend 10%-25% of their time on repetitive computer tasks – with data entry being the most hated task. And if implemented properly, RPA can free your employees and allow them to focus on the things they do the best. They could spend more time on strategic planning and analysis and ultimately do the more valuable and rewarding work.

Some of the other benefits of RPA are:

  • Cost savings
  • Improving scalability and flexibility
  • Advanced analytics and improving data security
  • Improving customer service experience
  • Improving employee satisfaction

The robots will take some of our jobs?

Yes, the robots are coming, and yes, they will eliminate some of our jobs. But isn’t it safe to think that they will create some too? The answer is yes!

According to World Economic Forum, the rise of AI will eliminate 85 million jobs. However, it will create 97 million new ones by 2025. That’s an overall addition of 12 million jobs!

So, what are some new job roles? Anything from AI and machine learning and big data specialists to process automation specialists – these modern technologies will highlight the importance and demand for a workforce with digital and analytical skills across many industries.

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