The idea of automation is growing more and more popular these days. It can be used in almost every aspect of our life, and could significantly improve the standard of living if used appropriately.
Automation is the automatic control of a working process. With it, things that used to be controlled by humans can be done by machines. One thing that is constantly connected to it is the robot. These robots can be a building automation system, an AI program in the computer, a robotic arm in a factory, or even an actual robot running around.
5 Benefits of Automation
Since automation can be achieved in almost every industry, this list focuses on broad benefits that can impact any company. Automation is adaptable to a variety of sizes and projects, with benefits ranging throughout.
1. Increased efficiency
Unlike humans, automated machines can operate day and night. They don’t need to eat, drink, or sleep. Therefore, the work efficiency can be significantly improved when adopting this process.
2. Reduced risk
Even conducting simple, repetitive tasks, people tend to get tired after 20 minutes. Without appropriate breaks between work, it is easy for humans to make mistakes, especially if they are doing boring, repetitive work. However, automation can free them from these tasks. Thus, this reduces the risk of making unnecessary mistakes when workers get tired.
3. Training employees to do higher-level jobs
In fact, freeing employees from their current tasks does not necessarily mean taking their jobs away. Instead, many companies can train employees to do more advanced jobs, like operating the machines, which will help employees gain more value.
4. Make the company more competitive
When a company’s employees can conduct more advanced work with machines fulfilling the basic work requirement, the company can create more value in a shorter period of time. Therefore, automation can make the company more competitive compared to other similar companies.
5. Focus on innovation
In a study, 59% of employees said they could save six or more hours a week if manual, repetitive tasks were automated. With this extra time, employees can get together to solve higher-level problems, which can further improve the automation process and the value they bring to the company
On the other hand, automation is complicated. If the company doesn’t have enough tech people or money, it is not easy for the company to adopt automation. However, more people than ever before are putting effort into learning about automatic technology. These people have the potential to improve automation to make it more effective and cheaper. As a result, more people can enjoy automation’s benefits in the future.
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