Genfour’s first Robotic Workforce Research compiled the results of a global survey of business to establish the sentiment surrounding robotics and the journey towards the automated workplace. So, what were the findings?
- Robotic Workforce Research reveals one third of businesses believe the speed of change will be fast, and have imminent plans to automate
Having deep, well-rounded shared services experience, I tend to chuckle to myself when I meet with peers at other companies whom tell me their back-office is fully automated. That is a great goal to shoot for, but very easy to disprove.
As we enter into the fourth industrial revolution, many fear that robots will take over our jobs and render us Luddites. While fearing the unknown is understandable, the reality is that robots can go a long way to helping businesses and their employees, by taking on repetitive, mundane tasks, and thus freeing up people to be better deployed elsewhere. So, how can robots help businesses and their employees?
At the beginning of May, the Financial Times launched a special series on robots and their impact on the future of humanity. Over the course of the series, titled ‘Robots: Friend or foe?’, the FT team meet the robots, talk to people who are already living and working with them, and consult some of the best brains in the field. We take a look at a few of the highlights from the series:
A landmark study released last week revealed that most British workers are spending longer hours at work for little or no gain in productivity. According to the study, more than two-thirds of employees say they are working longer hours than two years ago, but only 10% believe they are more productive.
Robots are becoming more and more integrated into our everyday lives, but are we willing to trust them over our own intuition?
We touched on this briefly on the split between the skills you require in-housed versus what you are able to source in our previous article ‘What’s required to support & deliver Robotic Process Automation’.
What would I do with ten times as many resources at a fraction of the cost? I’ll wager you can’t think that far. Yes, you’ll have a bucket list of things you want to get done today, but now you need to go much further to generate the ideas to fulfil the potential! In short, you’ll need to innovate.