It is a sad reality that huge numbers of individuals around the globe have found themselves unemployed or on an unexpected leave of absence. Work routines have been severely disrupted, and even those who were able to continue to work remotely were likely to encounter technical complications and changed business processes.Read More
The concept of working remotely was already becoming an increasingly popular model across many industries even before the appearance of the coronavirus on the world stage. The proliferation of ever-evolving technologies like Skype, Teams, Zoom and Confluence meant that large numbers of workers could finally say a welcome goodbye to the dreaded commute and say hello instead to a more flexible and productive future.
A New Urgency
The advent of the coronavirus pandemic at the beginning of 2020, along with unprecedented lockdowns and the consequent economic shutdown, was a massive vindication for those progressive enterprises who had long championed the work from home approach. But more importantly, the new reality has forced businesses who had previously been resistant to the idea to take a long, hard look at the very real benefits of working remotely. It’s fair to say that these companies have faced a stark choice as COVID-19 has swept the globe: adapt or fall. As a result, millions of employees around the world now find themselves working from home, a state of affairs that requires a great deal of logistical planning to ensure optimal productivity so that businesses stay where they want to be – in the black.
The Quick and Easy Way to Higher Productivity
To make the most of this new normal, forward-thinking enterprises with their fingers firmly on the pulse of the latest developments are turning to innovative technology and embracing the digital transformation like never before. Robotic Process Automation (RPA), where bots allow the quick and easy automation of repetitive and time-consuming processes, is exactly this type of technology, offering effortless routes to boosting work from home productivity without wasting valuable time and money on expensive IT contractors.
Let’s check out just 6 of the many ways that bots can help make remote working a win-win situation for businesses and employees alike.
Forrester’s recent guide on the Future of Work analyzes the ways in which automation is expected to change everything and anything to do with work – starting at the beginning, with fundamental questions such as what an organization is, what a company does, and how exactly the work gets done.
Automation is not happening in a vacuum – rather, in tandem with parallel trends that combine to create new types of business opportunities. Here’s some of how the intersection of automation and other trends are expected to pan out: