How Automation Improves Employee Drive.
October 6, 2022 by Alyssa Putzer
Redundant, mind-numbing tasks can reduce employee drive and motivation. I mean, can you blame them for losing steam when their job is wrought with manual, tedious, repetitive processes? We can’t. And we’re here to tell you that organizing the occasional pot luck or employee retreat may not be enough to get that motivation back up. However, stepping up your technology game might be!
Implementing automation technology is one major way to increase employee morale, drive, motivation and productivity. Here’s how:
- Retention of Millennial and Gen Z Employees: Millennial workers are the largest generation currently represented in the workforce. Millennials are tech-savvy, efficient and impact-driven. They’re workers you want to attract to work for your organization. But, in order to attract them, you need to have the tools in place to appease them and retain them long-term. RPA is essential because performing antiquated, manual and paper-based tasks is not something that is appealing to the average millennial worker and will likely cause them to explore other employment opportunities. By automating the tedious processes, you free up opportunities for millennial workers to do work that is important and will make a greater impact on the company as a whole, increasing drive and maintaining employee retention.
- Company growth and higher-value work: When employees are no longer doing tedious, repetitive work because they have the benefit of RPA technology, it gives them the chance to focus on high-value projects while your automation software handles the manual tasks, increasing morale and satisfaction. Additionally, you don’t need to hire temporary or full-time staff to handle repetitive data entry, resulting in cost savings that can go toward even more state-of-the-art, impact-driving technology. Or a company party!
- Flexibility: The option to work remotely is essential these days. Out-dated technology means that your employees need to be in the office, at a desk, breathing recycled air and meeting at the water cooler. RPA technology, like MetaViewer, makes sure that your documents are available anytime, anywhere. This means that you can make sure that documents are being routed to the appropriate people according to your business rules so that payments are going out the door on-time, whether your employees are in the office, at home, on a business trip or traipsing around the world. This flexibility is exactly what today’s workers want and value in a company, and RPA allows the option for that flexibility.
We know that it takes more than parties and potlucks to make employees happy at work, retain them and motivate them to drive results. If you’re looking to increase morale, we encourage you to take a look at your technology and find opportunities for advancement with RPA.