The Benefits and Risks of Automation in the Workplace

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We are thrilled that you’re here. In this blog, you’ll get to know about what automation is and what are the benefits of automation, and also the risks of it in the workplace.

In recent years, economists and workers have speculated about the effects of automation on the economy. Some physically-intensive industries, such as manufacturing, have undergone radical change as a result of automation. However, the types of automation transforming the modern workplace look very different from those feared by some.

However, to stay on top, companies need to be technologically advanced, ensure that their workers are skillful, and train their employees to be productive in an automated world.

What is workplace automation?

Automation is known as the use of systems to perform repetitive tasks without the need for human input. For example, software, algorithms, robots, and machinery are used to perform physical tasks. So these are used in order to become more productive.

So there are also some benefits and risks of automation in the workplace

Benefits of automation in the workplace:

So here are the five automation benefits in the workplace.

  •  Low risk of errors:

A recent study by Zapier shows that around 34% of SMBs say that automating tasks has lowered the risk of errors like data entry. Let me give you an example of how automation has reduced the error: In a computer entering the email address of new customers into a customer relationship management program reduces the chances of error and repetition of work. This is how automation benefits us.

  •  More Accurate Record-Keeping:

One of the great benefits of automation is it handles the bulk record and it removes errors, mislabeling, mismarking, and also repetitive tasks.

As we all know a Joe can easily mismark and mislabel a sheet but when a machine is properly set up, it will perform the task as it is instructed. So this is greatly beneficial in order to keep up a detailed record.

FSMA and other regulations require detailed record-keeping, which is particularly helpful when keeping detailed records is mandatory. So in this way, it also protects the customers.

  • Boost efficiency:

As we all know that a person is not able to work continuously without taking some rest. A person needs a break to work properly and efficiently as compared to a machine. If the automated devices are properly installed and programmed it works great. Doing repetitive tasks is such a soul-crushing process. Companies and businesses should reduce manual work so that employees can focus more on productive and higher-value work. According to Zapier, 90% of workers are satisfied because of automation in the workplace. And their lives are at peace due to this. So in a nutshell automation helps to improve efficiency dramatically.

  • On-time output:

Machines don’t get distracted if there are a number of tasks. It never happens that only the first-time machine is giving the right output, it performs the same every time. With automation, consistency is improved throughout the process and in the final product, which improves quality and reduces the cost of product defects. In a nutshell, automation helps to perform tasks on time like sending emails or tracking the inventory.

Sometimes a person gets sick or there could be an emergency or there’s pressure from work. So automation helps greatly to plan better.

  • Increase safety:

Employee safety is the first priority in any workplace. And automation has played a vital role to increase employee safety. For example in covid, sanitation, and social distancing were very important elements so companies and businesses use robots for floor cleaning and other things. So in this way, automation creates a labor-intensive environment.

Drawbacks of automation:

While there are benefits of automation, it also has some risks. So read carefully to know some drawbacks of it.

  • To run the automated system your employees should be skillful. So it means more training is required to run the system smoothly. 
  • By adding some new devices, applications, and software, your business networks may become vulnerable. In this way, more security is needed.
  • Tool and software integrations may be limited to certain tasks unless you devote significant time and effort to customizing them. So it means it is less flexible.


We hope you get to know about automation in the workplace, the drawbacks, and the benefits of automation through this blog. To run a successful business, an efficient system is required. It helps employees to become more productive and produce higher-value work. So carefully think about which things need to be done in your workplace. Take the step now to skyrocket your business.