Myths About Automation

Automation is a process that is incredibly vital to running a successful business, yet it has been vilified in many instances. The truth is, there are so many myths about automation that it sometimes becomes difficult to tell the truth from the lie. Here, you can start to sort out all of the different myths that have been told about automation over the years. Think about some of the biggest ones that you have heard. Automation is often thought of as a bad thing because people think that all it does is take jobs away from human beings. People also get the misconception that it doesn’t really increase business productivity. Another myth is that it only benefits the largest and most profitable companies because it costs so much to implement. While there are certainly plenty of other myths out there, these are the three that will be discussed in this particular post.

Automation is not responsible for taking jobs away from people. The truth is, even automated factories still need people to run them and oversee projects. Automation makes the process run much more smoothly, and many times it gives people the opportunity to be promoted into supervisory or managerial positions that are better paying and even offer better hours. As a result, the company can benefit from implementing the automation process and employees have the opportunity to benefit from furthering their own careers.

As if the myth discussed in the previous paragraph wasn’t bad enough, people have gotten it into their heads that automation doesn’t really increase productivity anyway, so why bother. Anyone that stops and thinks about this from a common-sense standpoint, even for a few minutes, has to know this can’t possibly be true. Why does automation make productivity better? For one thing, machines don’t get tired and they don’t need breaks. It’s a lot easier to mass produce any item when you have an automated process than it is to rely on a team of individuals do it all by hand. It allows the process to go much faster, there are fewer glitches, and overall, the quality of the products turned out increases dramatically.

The next myth is that switching over to an automated process is so expensive that no one can really afford it. Yes, it costs money to switch over to a process that is fully automated. However, think about what it could potentially mean for your bottom line. If you’re able to make three or even four times as much of the product as you were previously making and you know you can sell that much, you’re increasing your profits by three or four times as well. Before you know it, this increase in profits can pay for all of the upgrades you made and then some. If you consider implementing automation as an investment, there’s simply no reason not to do it.

Unless you operate a business that specializes in manufacturing items by hand and that’s part of your marketing structure, there is no reason not to implement automation. There’s also no reason to believe the many myths that surround it. It’s hard to understand why so many of these lies exist, but it’s easy to see what an automated process could mean for your business and your ability to make money.