What is automation? There are a lot of conflicting ideas about it, but the most common automation myths are:
Robots are a kind of automation, and they are useful in some contexts. If you are a production line, for example, a robotic arm can do repetitive assembly line tasks quickly.
But a robotic arm is less useful if you are a salesperson or a writer.
Not needing a robot does not mean you don’t need automation. If you spend most of your workday in front of a computer, there is a good chance software automation can make some part of your job easier by completing repetitive tasks for you. That is what automation is: setting up systems to do mundane, repetitive tasks for you.
If you find yourself copying and pasting information from one app to another, you could set up an automation to do it for you. For us it is just a matter of setting up rules for the computer to follow, small changes like this can give you back valuable time.
“Automation” often suggests some kind of computer genius writing a development code. That is not true anymore; modern No-code Development Platform (NCDP) means that anyone can build automations if they know which tool to use. There are several apps on the market using simple rules that can create automations without knowing coding.
It is often thought that automation is something only big businesses can afford. That was certainly true in the days when automating meant employing a team of programmers – these days that’s simply not the case.
At this point, small businesses cannot afford to not automate. Many small Business Owners are pushed for time; and every little bit of time saved frees you up to focus on the things that really matter.
Many people hear the word “automation” and assume that robots are coming to take their job. That can be scary, but it is also an opportunity. Learning how to use automation software can make you better at your job—and make you harder to replace. It is a matter of learning how to set up automations yourself, then using those automations so you can focus on the things that you are best at.
Instead of worrying about automation stealing your job, think of automation as a skill that can help you get a job—and succeed in it.
Automation is a tool, and new tools change the world. Tools make the economy more complex, which can create new opportunities. It’s just a matter of taking advantage of those opportunities.
Date: February 15, 2021