Do you believe automation will impact your career?
While more than 80% of respondents said that their careers have been impacted by tech advances in the past, only 14% of those people considered the impact to be negative.
When it comes to projections of actual job loss due to tech advances, just over 46% of readers signalled that they’ve already seen evidence of this happening. Read on to see what else your peers have to say.
Have technological advances impacted your job in the past?
- Yes: 81% of respondents
- No: 19% of respondents
If your career has already been impacted by tech advances, how would you describe the impact?
- Primarily positive: 64%
- Neutral: 22%
- Primarily negative: 14%
Have you seen evidence of administrative job loss due to tech advances?
- Yes: 46.5% of respondents
- No: 46.5% of respondents
- 7% of respondents selected “Other” and one wrote, “admin tasks yes as opposed to whole jobs”
Do you anticipate tech advances will impact your current job in the forseeable future?
- Yes: 66.5% of respondents
- No: 26.5% of respondents
- 7% of respondents selected, “Other” and one wrote, “It is always a possibility when firms are looking to cut costs”
I asked readers how concerned you are about tech advances adversely impacting your job, with ratings from 1 (no concern) to 5 (representing anxiety). Here’s how readers rated their concerns, or lack thereof.
- 1 (no concern): 33% of respondents
- 2: 27% of respondents
- 3: 33% of respondents
- 4: 0% of respondents
- 5 (anxiety): 7% of respondents
Some readers offered comments on positive/negative implications for their jobs, as follows.
- Makes job easier, yet increases workload
- Impacts include time savings & increased accessibility (a positive & a negative)
- Advances in software will always be good for us
- Positive – boring, repetitive tasks have been automated
- Tech can never take away a business working relationship from clients
Lastly, I asked if readers see opportunities to expand the scope of their roles by virtue of time savings via automation. Here’s what you said.
- Yes: 69% of respondents
- No: 31% of respondents
- 6% of respondents selected “Other” and one wrote, “No, as the need to anticipate/act on peoples’ needs will remain dominant”