In the last few years, we faced many challenges that affected how we work. Lots of us moved to a home office or a hybrid model. Other than that, companies started striving to increase efficiency, which often means increasing the employees’ workload, especially with the recent Great Resignation and lack of workforce.
Additionally, many companies still got their mindset of “work as hard as you can” instead of “work smart.” If we learned anything in the last few years, it’s that the true strength of any company lies in its employees, making the mentioned model unsustainable. Nobody wants to work in these conditions anymore.
Here, we’ll focus on the “work smart” part.
Embracing the Innovations
With endless possibilities that help us with our everyday tasks, there’s no excuse to refuse positive changes. There’s no silver lining or magic wand that works for everyone. However, many of those innovations are applicable across various industries.
The perfect example is the revolution in the manufacturing industry that came with machines and robots. We all know how faster and more efficient the workers became and how much profit the companies gained when they embraced the innovations. And above all, how appreciated workers felt when they started working in better positions.
After that, we welcomed the 4th industrial revolution that included the IT sector. Today, we’re using many different digital tools that help us manage our workflow every day. However, changes and innovations continue to happen. You can even automate most of the daily tasks that took lots of your time and left you feeling numb.
What Can be Automated?
A general rule of thumb is to automate processes that are:
- Handling structured data
Here, we can also incorporate the Pareto Principle, in which 80% of consequences come from 20% of the causes. In other words, we can refocus employees on that 20% of work that brings the most value, such as intuition, creativity, decision-making, etc., while leaving mundane tasks to your RPA-Powered Digital Teammate.
When Can I Expect the ROI?
Depending on the scope of automated processes, you can expect the ROI even after two months. Evidently, the higher the repetition and frequency, the faster the ROI. However, there are more benefits to count other than the financial ones:
- Time – You’ll save the time you used to spend on that task and refocus it on something else
- Speed – The process will execute faster than it used to when it was done manually
- Accuracy – RPA-powered Digital Teammates don’t make errors, typos, etc.
- Employee Satisfaction – They can finally work on more value-adding activities
What to Expect From an RPA-Powered Digital Teammate?
Robotic Process Automation is a technology that creates a complex ecosystem with strict, rule-based steps. Based on that, a software robot, or a Digital Teammate, executes the process. The implementation time can vary from two weeks to a couple of months, depending on the scope of the process. Accordingly, the support should be available 24/7.
An RPA-powered Digital Teammate is exactly that — an addition to your team. You’ll want it to handle the task autonomously, with more speed, accuracy, and reliability. The more value it gives to your employees and company, the more efficient you’ll become.
To Wrap it Up
The only way to stay competitive in the market is to embrace the changes. Those changes will directly impact your employees’ satisfaction, thus increasing their effort and value.
In return, you will notice better results, a more efficient team, and overall better business results – simply by relieving your employees from tiresome activities and allowing them to focus on more value-adding tasks.