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The Future of Work

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With technology being the most advanced it has ever been and continuing to grow, it is no surprise that work environments are finding themselves having to keep up with the modern age. Luckily, technology brings far more advantages than disadvantages to work environments and will make procedures run far more efficiently. This infographic has been created by the robotic process automation specialists Thoughtonomy and informs you on all you need to know about robotic process automation and the workforce revolution.

What is Robotic Process Automation?

Robotic process automation, also known as RPA, is still a very taboo topic for many industries and businesses. However, this will not be the case for much longer. RPA is an emerging technology which has the ability to benefit offices all around the globe. Years of research, trial & error, and knowledge has gone in to creating software robots that can handle mundane tasks that ordinary office workers may find demotivating and time-wasting.

Why Should Robotic Process Automation Be Used?

A lot of companies, particularly in older industries, stick to traditional values and methods purely because they are afraid of stepping out their comfort zone. Unfortunately, they are unaware of the many advantages that RPA offers and create a negative perception in their head. Just a few benefits of RPA include better quality customer service, lower running costs, and greater productivity. It is often mentioned that RPA will result in unemployment for a lot of workers, but this is very rarely the case…

Why RPA Won’t Take All Our Jobs

Software robots are not purposely there to replace current employees. In fact, they are there to do employees a favour. Software robots carry out the mundane tasks that no one particularly wants to do, allowing employees to focus on the important tasks. As a result of this, employees will find themselves enjoying a more rewarding career; a career that they will want to proceed with for years to come.

You may not currently realise just how much time you spend carrying out clerical tasks instead of being able to focus on work you enjoy and work that you can put your heart and soul in to. The introduction of RPA will be sure to pleasantly surprise you and make your job far more rewarding.

The Myths of RPA

As robotic process automation is such a new topic for many people, it is understandable that a lot of myths circulate around the procedure and what it delivers. RPA will not automate 100% of your processes, meaning the business will never become fully dependant on robots and lose hard working long-term employees. RPA is not only applicable for back office processes and can actually be applied to a lot of working environments for a variety of different needs and reasons. Also, RPA is not all about cost reduction and actually takes the thoughts and feelings of employees into consideration, understanding what workforces need to become a more productive and happier place.

Did You Know?

  • 50% of automation opportunities are being missed
  • 55% of executives plan to use RPA in the future
  • RPA saves 40% of time, allowing staff to work on other tasks
  • 30% of staff can be freed up within one year

The future of work is looking very exciting for the majority of businesses. What do you think things will be like 50 years from now?