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Automated Technology And Business Growth

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Most people will admit to feeling a little nervous about the idea of a machine doing a job which was once done manually by a person. This is probably down to the fear of that machine actually taking a person’s job away, but the truth of the matter is that more and more businesses are choosing to look towards automated technology to make them more productive, and therefore more profitable.

Does this come at the cost of a person’s job? In some ways yes, but the rise of automated technology has actually caused more jobs to become available in other parts of a business, e.g. IT, HR, and customer services. These are areas which will always require people, and jobs which cannot be done by machines or robots.

There really is nothing to fear when it comes to the dawn of increased automated technology, but for any company looking to implement such measures, reassuring staff and keeping them involved every step of the way is vital, if they want to avoid decreased morale and many members of staff leaving.

Growth Depends on Progression

The bottom line is that automated technology can and does increase a business’ overall productivity level, and this equates to profits. A machine can be programmed to cut materials and create a part for a machine quickly and easily, and this is done possibly ten times faster than a human could do it manually. The ability to create more parts in less time, and with less room for error, means a far higher amount of productivity for that individual business.

More productivity equates to more profits, but it also equates to more business too. This takes extra contracts away from competition and allows that business to grow and creates more opportunities in the future. The fear of jobs disappearing is always going to be there, but the fact remains that business growth in itself will create jobs in other areas and departments.

It is impossible for a business to grow and develop if it doesn’t take advantage of new technology and utilise it in the best way possible. Guiding staff through changes and having a firm plan of action in place will calm any transitional waters, and from there, the only real direction is up. A company who fails to do this will quickly be taken over by the competition and eventually fail.