US Employees Happy to Reskill and Embrace Automation to Stay Competitive

Survey Highlights Expanding Role of Digital Workers in Driving Innovation and Economic Transformation

Ryan M. Raiker, MBA

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Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), a leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced the US findings of its global automation report titled “Automate or Stagnate: The Impact of Intelligent Automation on the Future of Work.” Contrary to popularly held beliefs around automation, the report found that 87 percent of US knowledge workers are comfortable with reskilling in order to work alongside a digital workforce. The report, based on research conducted with nearly 5,000 respondents globally, also revealed that more than three quarters (77 percent) of US respondents have already experienced some of their daily tasks being automated over the course of the last 12 months. Additionally, nearly a third of US respondents (32 percent) don’t believe their businesses can remain competitive in the next five years with a purely human workforce.

Automation Fuels Disruption and Innovation

Automation’s recognized benefits of time-saving, cost-saving and improved accuracy is a key reason why an incredible 92 percent of US business decision makers plan to extend use cases of automation across their businesses. RPA and Intelligent Automation were identified by US business decision makers as solutions to the productivity problem (90 percent and 85 percent respectively), while both RPA (97 percent) and Intelligent Automation (95 percent) are crucially important in driving digital transformation. As companies across all verticals and industries look to improve operational effectiveness and agility, automation will be a key differentiator when it comes to high-performing organizations.

“This wave of automation and technological disruption places human creativity and ingenuity directly at the center of the value chain, forever changing the way enterprises operate,” says Chris Bradshaw, Blue Prism’s Chief Marketing Officer. “These changes, highlighted in this report, reflect a major shift coming whereby human workers will need to co-exist with a digital workforce to be successful. Through our connected-RPA platform, Blue Prism unlocks human potential while enabling organizations to maintain control and connect innovations together, so individual work adds up to a far more powerful outcome.”

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Ryan M. Raiker, MBA

TEDxSpeaker | Former Consultant | Process Expert | Marketer | Digital Guy | Adjunct Professor & Learner. I write about tech, marketing, business, and more.