The Advantages of Automation in Business

To simply say “automation is a buzz-worthy term in 2019” would be quite an understatement. Today, the topic of automation is cycling through mainstream media on various platforms, often raising more questions than answers. In this article, we’ll break down the advantages of automation in business, and address the various points of view encompassing the topic.

What is Automation?

  • Will automation completely replace me in my workplace?
  • Do I have the skills to adapt in this digital era?
  • If a “robot” can do my job, do I bring any value to my company?

The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer found automation to be the biggest fear among U.S workers

Advantages of Automation in Business

Industrial Automation

  • Train, grow and develop more rapidly into newly created assembly line roles
  • Open the opportunity for more individuals to offer new ideas, visions and safety-based considerations
  • Emerge into the role of a teacher, supervisor, or manager that oversaw the automated processes

Software Automation

  • Alleviating the mundane strain of repetitive processes, eliminating wasted hours
  • Free up humans for innovative tasking, individual development and personal engagement
  • Opportunity to better understand longstanding company processes
  • Opportunity to spark or start the implementation of new ideas that require innovative thinking

The impact on minimum wage jobs

The Impact of the Automation Wave

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