Robert Deignan, a renowned entrepreneur, is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ATS Digital Services a dedicated company which provides different digital and technological solutions. Robert Deignan before joining ATS Digital worked for iS3 as the Executive Vice President. He studied and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Business Management.
In a recent interview about the future of automation, Robert Deignan advised workers on how to adapt to the new era of technology. He strongly recommends you to adjust and appreciate technology by reorienting yourself instead of resisting technology change. Through this you will become indispensable no matter the speed at which technology is evolving at.
Robert view on automation;
- Areas that machines will probably automate
Research carried by the University of Oxford shows that even though machines will replace humans, there will be some tasks which will be hard to be replaced. According to Robert machines are efficiently able to perform functions which require simple manual tasks or repetitive activities. Social workers, occupational therapist, first-line supervisors of mechanic, installers, and repairs and such careers with extensive training, and critical decision making will hardly be replaced. Advice workers to study these careers as they will be in the market even in the future.
- How to prepare for future
No matter the research carried out and information reported in the media still remains unclear of the automation fate in the future. Contradicting information’s have been published predicting there might be reduced human labor which will be replaced with automated machines decreasing employment chances. According to a report from A McKinsey which gives a different view of how automation will change the workplace. The change will be subjected to workplace completely changing the modern workplace. In their study, they found that most jobs are safe from automation although there will be some general task which will be automated. Therefore, identifying the gap and investing your skills in them will make one secure even in future
- Accepting and embracing change
Robert requests workers to be flexible to fit in change. He discouraged fear as it is the enemy to proper decision making.