Working Smarter, Not Harder: Using AI to Boost Productivity
2020 has certainly been a weird one and reducing workplace stress has never been more needed. Allowing your workforce more time to focus on the tasks that offer the most satisfying results is one of the best ways to effectively motivate your employees, especially those that are working remotely. These days, those mundane, laborious tasks that require what feels like an endless amount of time, concentration and manpower don’t have to be quite so draining… When we say AI, most people likely think of futuristic humanoids trying to take over the world – but the reality is much different, it’s about integration and AI is fast becoming a part of everyday life. From social media, to Google searches – they’re all powered by machine learning to help make life easier, faster and more relevant – tailoring the experience and conveniently providing you with what you need in just a few clicks.
But how can AI help in the workplace?
There are a number of ways that AI can help boost productivity in the workplace and these tools are evolving all the time – meaning that any business can benefit from artificial intelligence somewhere. From data analysis, to marketing, to recruitment, there are now tools that are accessible no matter what the size of a business. Handing over time consuming jobs to machine learning can quicken the task, eliminating boredom, reducing bias and giving your team the opportunity to focus on the good stuff – improving mental health in the process.
But what does it mean for human jobs?
Artificial intelligence does have its limits. AI should be considered an assistant rather than a replacement. The assistance AI offers means that we’re seeing a boost in productivity, more effective management from bosses and just generally better handling of the day-to-day running of a business – reducing stress factors in the process. While some might worry that they’ll lose their job to a machine, it’s anticipated that there will actually be net positive job growth into the 2030s as the workforce transitions into higher skilled roles. As a company becomes more streamlined, it will also open up opportunities to develop new areas of the business that wouldn’t have otherwise been viable. If you’d like to learn more about how AI can boost productivity at work and the types of tools you might consider, check out the infographic below:
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