As the world becomes more and more technologically inclined, more and more jobs will be lost to automation and it is your responsibility to do everything you can to remain relevant so you will not become outdated.
A recent report, suggests that approximately 50 percent of the current work activities are technically automatable by adapting currently demonstrated technologies. What that means is that 50% of what your boss currently relies on you to do at work or 50% of the work you currently rely on your employees to do can be potentially automated.[Great Read: 5 Strategies to Run Your Business Without Employees]
The report also states that 6 out of 10 current occupations have more than 30% of activities that are technically automatable. By 2030, it is estimated that about 800 million jobs will be lost to automation. The percentage will vary by country but the remains that many people will be adversely impacted by the loss of jobs. This change will not only apply to employees, but it is also applicable to businesses and corporations.
Why Should You Care?
Today you could be the best employee in the workplace and tomorrow, your skill is no longer in sync with reality. Also, you may be the best option your clients have now and tomorrow, your processes and operations are totally obsolete. For this reason, you must project into the future and do everything within your means to remain relevant.
How Can You Maintain Your Relevance?
It is your responsibility to prepare yourself for this impending change. One of the ways to prepare and remain relevant is to constantly update your knowledge.
As an employee, you must commit to self-education. Self-education is when you are constantly learning new ways of doing your job and remaining relevant.
When automation takes over and your employer starts thinking of who to fire and who to retain, your preparation will help you retain your spot. Remember that automation still requires humans to operate.Seun Akinlotan
From operations to maintenance to servicing, automation still needs human intervention. So, if you commit to learning how to use automation in your field or industry, you’ll remain relevant in an ever-changing world. Preparation, however, comes with a price tag but you should be willing to pay the price to save your future.[Great Read: 8 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance]
If you are a business owner, you must stay ahead of the curve in your industry. You must continually research and be up-to-date on the current trends in your industry.
Also, think of some of the current activities you do that can be automated and do your due diligence to find out if it is something you can invest in.
Remember, customers, are always looking for ways to reduce expenses. If there are some ways that investing in technology could help you reduce prices for your customers, you will remain relevant to them as well.
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