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What bearing will automation have on the existing work scenario? What steps need to be taken to cope with the changeover of workforce to automation? Explain.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

7. What bearing will automation have on the existing work scenario? What steps need to be taken to cope with the changeover of workforce to automation? Explain. (250 words)

Reference:  Economic Times

Why the question:

A study by Deloitte and global software firm Autodesk has ranked Indian businesses fifth among 12 Asia Pacific (APAC) nations for risk of automation and ninth for level of preparedness. Thus the question.

 Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the impact of automation on the existing work scenario and suggest steps that need to be taken to cope with the changeover of workforce to automation.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with definition of Automation in general.

Body:

Automation is the application of technology, programs, robotics or processes to achieve outcomes with minimal human input. It is a term for technology applications where human input is minimized. This includes business process automation (BPA), IT automation, personal applications such as home automation and more.

Talk about the drivers of Automation and highlight its potential benefits.

Explain with examples as to how Automation will affect Current Work.

Discuss methods to manage the upcoming workforce transitions.

Conclusion:

Work with automation will be different, requiring new skills, and a far greater adaptability of the workforce than we have seen. Government, private-sector leaders, and innovators all need to work together.