I came across some news that talks a lot about automation. The topic itself is quite debatable. Is automation going to replace all human workforce with machines like robots? I don’t think it’s possible and there is good reason why I think so. My common sense says machines are operated by humans and not the vice versa. After spending a considerable time there, I thought of compiling my thoughts to papers in the interest of all in a global community. I may be rewriting the same thoughts here propounded by few great thinkers much before me. That will only be a coincidence and i will still go ahead writing that again.
People talk a lot about job security. I really don’t understand its true meaning. This fear only traumatize many before that really happens to them. After all why are they feel insecure about their job? To my understanding and in short it comes when ‘we do things wrong and we don’t want to leave our comfort zone’. To survive in competition we need to upgrade ourselves. This is the law of nature. Survival of the fittest is an age old theory and applicable everywhere. This is a need and not a choice.
It’s not about middle class or a higher class. It’s not about more skilled labor or less skilled ones. It’s more about honesty, integrity and fitness at work. Everybody has equal opportunity at work. It’s not always skill but very often about our interest to learn, grow and do the right things. If a sweeper is not doing his job right, she/he may be redundant in long run. Here there is no question of skill here. It’s lack of motivation and dedication at work. If the person is being asked to do some other job, probably it’s to match her/his fitness and interest. In this case the person will definitely get a chance to learn and fit to a new environment. The worst happens only in case of denial when the person shows no interest to do good for her/his company.
If things get automated, that does not imply less skilled man power will be replaced by m/cs. After all who is going to run those m/cs. Machines need instruction and can’t operate on their own. So the need is to up-skill ourselves to run those m/cs. It’s quite possible a four person job will be performed by one person. This approach is not inhuman and we should not think the other three people will be redundant and will lose their job.
Business thinks of people first. Why can’t those three people take time to up skill themselves to fit in some better opportunity rather than thinking to keep their present job secure. I don’t think any decision comes overnight with a days’ notice. People think about people and there is ample time to learn and grow. I think this is quite a positive approach. Every company wants to do good business safeguarding interest of people and the organization. Bad time comes only to those who resist change and have no interest to learn new things to fit better with changing times.
Change is the only constant and a law of nature.
We must embrace change gracefully!
*** You might have better thoughts about this in your mind. I’d love to read your comments what you think about embracing change. Help me learn more and generate more powerful thoughts!