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The global market value of RPA is expected to surpass a billion dollars by 2023 and even today RPA is making a giant impact on work efficiency and company goals, with some companies earning up to 4 times their initial RPA investment.

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How to Respond to Automation Anxiety?

Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, is a technology used to automate repetitive business processes, using computer programs -  or "robots" simulating human work. RPA is used in business to perform tasks previously entrusted to specific employees.

 With Robotic Process Automation, an organization can develop and execute a wide range of business processes swiftly and efficiently while doing so at reduced costs. With such potential a workforce may fear becoming obsolete.

Are there concerns to be had? Should an executive worry that RPA poses a danger to traditional work and job stability? Does RPA negate the need for real human beings in the company? Or does it impact their work negatively?

A complete replacement of human employees by robots and automation software is not a possibility. In fact, RPA is much more likely to create jobs, support skill development, and result in leadership opportunities. RPA will, of course, change the nature of our work, but the change is a positive one for any type of job, in any industry. Instead of regarding RPA as a force that eliminates jobs, it should be viewed as an influencing force on responsibilities and positions.

Smart RPA needs smart humans

RPA will influence jobs in many ways, but it cannot fully replace a well-trained, engaged human workforce. Even the most creative projections of the nature of automation in the future do not predict a full replacement of humans. The most generous of these predictions do not surpass a 50% automation of all human processes. Furthermore, none of the projections predict an entire removal of a human job. 

An organization will be able to automate processes with greater efficiency for a couple of decades, but at no point will these automation bots become people’s rivals on the job market. RPA processes are rule-based and designed to tackle repetitive tasks, such as reading, writing, copying, and pasting data, or order processing. With all the added benefits of automation, most jobs will still need a human touch. Humans possess a lot of traits that are still impossible to imitate with AI. Humans are problem solvers, creative beings, and skilled social communicators. Our most important skills are still irreplaceable. 

RPA will always require active human support to be successfully implemented. Only humans can determine the processes that need to be automated, and only humans can monitor bots' performance. RPA technology, while sophisticated, is not able to operate without human intervention, nor is it able to reproduce the high-level thinking that humans are capable of. Once we learn about the real nature of RPA, automation anxiety should naturally pass. 

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An adaptable solution for any professional

Our capabilities as employees and professionals will change under RPA, but it is a change for the better, benefitting individual workers. By removing repetitiveness from daily assignments, RPA allows workers to focus on more valuable tasks, and to feel more productive and excited about their work. RPA can empower employees to be inventive and use their creativity, increasing productivity and job satisfaction.

While mostly regarded as a solution for back-office tasks like record-keeping or managing data-flows, RPA can also impact employees focused on more complicated and high-value assignments. Professionals responsible for finance and accounting can improve their efficiency by having RPA handle unstructured data. Backed by RPA, risk management specialists can effortlessly perform market risk tests. RPA can help accountants by completely automating tax returns and other tedious accounting processes.

With RPA, these valuable professionals will experience a positive change in their roles. Leveraging the use of bots, knowledge workers can more effectively apply their analytical skills where they are most required - in decision-making.

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RPA will influence jobs in many ways, but it cannot fully replace a well-trained, engaged human workforce. Even the most creative projections of the nature of automation in the future do not predict a full replacement of humans. The most generous of these predictions do not surpass a 50% automation of all human processes.

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Michal Wojewoda,
Global Sales Strategy & Operations Manager at AnyRobot

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