The human kind has answered a long time ago the legit question: Do we even need robots? It did so in 1961, when the first industrial robot (named Unimate) has been put to work in a General Motors` factory. Nowadays, there are a lot of machines and appliances, including household ones that are named <robots>. Are they the robots that we daydreamed about, watching Star Trek and Star Wars?

Undeniably so, the robots and the tasks they can perform ease our daily routine. From the industrial models to those who sweep our floors, we save time and energy because of it. Our entire society looks so much different than 40 years ago exactly because we have robots all around us. As the direction we are collectively going is heavily influenced, everybody wonders:  Is this change consistent and uniform? Does it impact the most important economic area- the productivity of work? Because no matter the industry, we have always been preoccupied about the productivity, since the business environment is ever changing and the workforce as well.

Nowadays status

Let`s take a look around us. We are in the dawn of the automation era and, once the concepts of Machine Learning, RPA and AI become more popular, the technology that truly changes the game is being implemented.  The routine work and repetitive tasks that billions of people perform “like robots” can actually be taken over by robots. The transition from “robota” (the word of origin for the modern word robots; it means hard work) to robots is shaped by the adaptive mechanisms of today`s society, whose demands regarding work itself have changed. The complex architecture of audacious projects, those that bring global change, demands high-value human input that can easily become so with the help of robots.

The first to open this exciting path are business ecosystems that have already in place performance tools (like CRM, ERP, BI), because implementation is easier and the results arrive faster when the system is already mapped. Following this scenario, all the premises are met so that the information in the system is correctly managed by the processes that get the most out of using it. So, a most desired high-point is achieved: maximum efficiency between the effort to obtain a resource and the results of using it. The impact on workforce? The high-value human input reaches its maximum potential and creativity and disruptive ideas  easily emerge, since the congruent processes are automatized.

We are not Star Trek-level yet, but we have come a long way: we don`t work foolishly hard anymore (robota), we are learning the robots to work with us. By doing so, we gain invaluable time for valuable activities: creation and development, the basis of sustainable growth.

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