Artificial Intelligence will change your workplace

In the next five to ten years, your workplace will look fundamentally different. Thanks to technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things and robotics work as we know it will drastically change. The future of work will come with great opportunities but also with plenty of challenges for organizations. It will require employees and management to adapt and work smarter.

While no one knows what artificial intelligence’s effect on work will be, we can all agree on one thing: it’s disruptive. So far, many have cast that disruption in a negative light and projected a future in which robots take jobs from human workers. That’s one way to look at it. Another is that automation may create more jobs than it displaces. By offering new tools for entrepreneurs, it may also create new lines of business that we can’t imagine now.

First of all, the way we recruit will change

AI and machine learning are already changing the way we recruit employees. Technology enables us to analyze thousands of profiles and compile a list of relevant candidates efficiently. Following the shortlisting process, AI technology can be used to communicate with candidates and keep them engaged at every stage of the recruitment journey.

There are lots of AI recruitment tools out there today that help businesses hire remote workers. Users can assess a candidate’s skillset, get an insight into their personality, and even gauge to some extent whether or not they will “fit” with the culture of the company. Some solutions deliver online assessments to candidates and use AI to grade them. Facial recognition technology is used to detect any cheating.

Once the right candidate has been chosen, AI-enabled chatbots can be used (alongside human intervention) to facilitate the onboarding process, helping new starters understand everything from internal processes to the company culture.

Robotics and AI will boost productivity

AI and automation, even when they are implemented partially, have unlimited potential for any business. Workers’ skills, attitude, training, command chain, and workflows protocols are some of the leading productivity challenges that companies face.

Apart from increasing productivity, AI systems will help businesses to cut down on costs, improve the quality of their products or services, and create better customer profiles. As a result, companies will also get higher profits, which can be shared among stakeholders as dividends, or reinvest it back in the business. Improved productivity also means that firms will be able to sell their products at lower prices, thereby creating more demand among customers and more job opportunities for workers.

Businesses can, therefore, use human labor to take up those jobs that have been created by AI and cannot be automated.

In conclusion, the future of work will be more advanced, more efficient, more productive and hopefully also more human. In today’s organizations, employees have to deal with a lot of administrative tasks and bureaucratic processes. However, in the organization of tomorrow, such tasks and processes will be managed by AI. Within the organization of tomorrow, humans and AI will work together. Thereby augmenting humans and removing mundane tasks.

AI will automate more and more tasks. It will disrupt, augment and improve many of the existing work processes. As a result, humans can focus more on the people (your employees and customers) within the organization, making your organization more humane. Those organizations that adapt and embrace AI in the workplace will become more efficient, increase productivity and become more humane. However, those organizations that will ignore AI will become redundant rapidly.