Today Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the technology of choices to streamline business operations and reduction in costs. The increase of Robots has brought an interesting question whether this will take the jobs as tasks are getting automated and human beings replaced by robots.
RPA isn’t about cutting off the people out of the loop but it’s about those vital processes and tasks which are carried by the humans, freeing them and to push themselves with more creative human work elsewhere. Automation streamlines repetitive business tasks so that the time taken to complete a task is reduced while accuracy increases. The focus area of Robots is to automate the tedious repetitive tasks which are Manual in nature. These tasks don’t add any value to employee knowledge. RPA will bring new opportunities for learning to employees. Importantly RPA cannot be effective without Human intelligence. The possibilities for any type of automation or robot are set by humans. Artificial intelligence (Imagination) is still a far long way off replicating – ensuring humans remain in control of the workplace.
Automation is good. Robotic process automation gives time and energy to create more values. It gives us an opportunity to lead more fulfilled lives. Let’s focus on what new and amazing things we can create and not what we might lose because of this incredible freedom we have been given.
People are jumping way ahead in saying there will be massive job losses. If used for efficiency, yes there will be some displacement of labor. But the fact is there have always been other jobs created. We haven’t ended up in a situation where there is high unemployment as a result of IT. Rather than killing off jobs, technology will displace certain types of activities Instead of destroying labor, technology could actually create new jobs. It will alter the nature of work but also augment human activity – no job will be untouched by technology. The much-discussed ‘data explosion’ will create jobs focused on analyzing, monitoring and managing data, and new technology will create new forms of regulation. The rise of robotic process automation is liberating people from unproductive work while creating whole new industries. Enhancing human skills is a more effective and sustainable way of working than trying to automate everything.
Preparing for the future
Instead of thinking about all the ways that automation software will destroy our jobs, we should be excited by the new challenge of how many new jobs, tasks, and great opportunities it can bring to our businesses and everyday lives.
Specialist and management skills will become more desirable, as will the ability to understand and process information. The ability to be creative and innovative will also become more important in the digital world.
- It is considered to replace the data entry and the data rekeying jobs with its automated tools and techniques.
- Also, repetitive jobs of data assembling, formatting tasks that use a set of rules to follow the process can be easily performed using RPA
- Almost every type of computer-aided process that uses a set of protocols for its operations can be performed using RPA.
- Further with the advancements of the tools and techniques of robotics science, it is expected that during some point of time RPA will be able to perform all those operations that a human does today.
DELOITTE-Transform your business process with robotics and intelligent automation
As we can clearly see the changing scenario of the global market capturing the entire upcoming actions with robotic processes. The technology, knowledge, Integration, and insights about the analytics to be delivered at a very low cost. It’s transforming the human brains into robotics action without stealing human jobs instead of investing humans into some more valuable outputs using their strategies in some other process keenly.
Multiple robots can be seen as a virtual workforce – a back-office processing center but without the human resources. There are financial benefits owing to the lower cost of a robot license compared to a typical salary, and firms are also seeing non-financial benefits including improved accuracy, timeliness, and operational flexibility.
As DELOITTE embark on their transformation, there will be a significant change in the way teams are structured, how roles are defined and the kinds of skills and capabilities required to execute and manage it all.
While training and education will foster more generalists who can work across functions and disciplines, they can’t ignore the fact that not all employees will benefit. It’s therefore critical that organizations get ahead of the workplace and talent implications brought about by automation with a robust change in management, organization, and people strategies that minimize negative disruption and ensure the best possible outcomes.
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