We are creatures of habit. We like our routines and are wary of change. When faced with the unknown, we often jump to the worst conclusions. And nothing incites more fear than new technology. Just look at some of the titles of articles surrounding RPA technology: “Robotic Process Automation: The new IT job killer?” “How to stop a robot from stealing your job,” “Is your job safe in the era of RPA.” The message here seems clear: hello robot, goodbye job. But let’s take a moment to reconsider.
The first step is to see the glass as half full. Historically, new technologies have created more jobs than they’ve killed off. A quick search for jobs related to Robotic Process Automation on Glassdoor brought up 3021 postings in search results. According to Robert Cohen, a senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, disruptive, new technologies such as cloud computing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things will employ millions of people in new types of jobs.
The next step is to take action. As we mentioned in our blog post, Are Software Robots Eating the World?, change is imminent, but it’s how we adapt to change that will determine our future. As the business world transforms itself, we need to take on the responsibility to transform ourselves accordingly. This means taking the initiative to understand, learn, and prepare for skills that are in demand in the today’s workforce. For employers that want to see their employees thrive and their businesses succeed, effective training programs and solutions such as attended automation can go a long way to improve confidence and increase productivity.
But the easiest and most effective way that we could think of to help someone overcome fear of being replaced by a robot is simply to share with you this really long list of new jobs coming your way, thanks to RPA:
Advanced Support Engineer, Agile and RPA Capability Manager, Application Architect, Application Developer, Application Development Analyst, Application Tool Programmer, Applications Delivery Specialist, Assistant Manager-Robotics, Assistant Vice President-Robotics and Process Automation, Associate Director-Finance Governance Solutions and Robotic Process Automation Solutions, Associate Director of Technology (RPA), Associate Vice President, RPA & AI-Capability & Solutioning Lead, Automation Consultant, Automation Developer, Automation Engineer, Automation Expert, Automation Implementation Lead for Robotic Process Automation, Automation Manager, Automation Program Lead, AVP, Business Process Services, Back Office/Automation, BPM Lead, Business Analyst-Robotics Process Automation, Business Excellence Advisory-Robotic Process Automation, Business Excellence and Robotic Process Automation Manager, Business Generation-Robotic Automation and Workforce Intelligence, Business Improvement 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Delivery Expert, Technical Solution Architect (Robotic Process Automation), Technology Architect- Robotics Process Automation
“The key to change… is to let go of fear.” – Rosanne Cash