Automation and efficiency have over the years been linked together as the former always eases the stress of the former. However, in recent times, there have been rising fears about whether automation would make thousands of jobs obsolete to reduce companies spending on workforce salaries and other expenses. These fears were heightened at the peak of the pandemic even when remote work became the norm.
However, the truth is the majority of the automation market doesn’t seem to replace employees at all, rather it helps them improve their performance by making their work easier. For most automation industries, the selling point has always been the promise of greater efficiency and increased revenues for companies. In the recent job market, companies are struggling more than ever to retain their talents as the past few years have heightened the talent competition. Let’s take a look at a few examples of how automation can help solve this problem.
Automation Improves Creativity And Solve Problems
For companies to work well, their workforce must be great and creative at what they do. Human beings are naturally at their best when they are creative and think critically. The ability to think, meditate and create ideas creates lots of positive business improvements. When there is more free time, employees can think of creative ways to solve problems, new advertising campaigns, and brainstorm new social media strategies.
When an employee is not burdened with lots of issues and assignments that could have been solved by automated innovations, and tools, there is an improved ability for them to handle their tasks with care. Companies take pride in their work and products, and being able to release a product you feel good about into the market not only improves your market value but also improves your employee’s outlook.
Automation Reduces Work Burnout
Burnouts are caused by different reasons, one of the most prevalent in the work environment is being overworked. Burnout syndrome generates feelings of exhaustion and negativity concerning work, low productivity, and low self-esteem. It reduces productivity and drains energy leaving employees hopeless, and resentful. Asides from these productivity effects, it affects the health of an employee too. A recent study found out that 745,000 people worldwide died in 2016 from stroke and heart disease due to working long hours. When employees’ workload is reduced, even by an hour, they feel a certain amount of ease and rest. When employees are given the same duties daily, they begin to experience a lack of enthusiasm and drive to work.
Automation Removes Growth-Related Speed Bumps
Companies around the globe have one major objective in common; growth and expansion. But even when high growth is achieved, the efforts put immense pressure on the team. These pains are what Veronica Buitron, Co-Founder of Tangocode, calls these pains “growing pains”. Automation gives employees, and businesses more flexibility to adapt to problems associated with growth.