A Gallup poll shows that disengaged workers cost the global economy $7.8 trillion.
More worryingly, another survey shows that 40% of employees are currently considering leaving their jobs, indicating that disengagement levels are high.
What this means is that supporting the employee experience must utilize new strategies, of which must keep the workers’ wellbeing a top priority.
The strict hierarchical structures of yesteryear will no longer fly. Employees want a better work-life balance, more career fulfillment and the ability to advance in their careers.
So how can companies ensure that their employees are engaged, feel included and are satisfied in their positions? The answer begins with technology.
Over the last few years, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and similar automated technologies have become normalized in the workplace. No longer are they viewed as far-fetched concepts of the future – they are currently making waves in how workers operate.
By adopting these tools, companies remove the burden of menial tasks from their workers. For instance, warehouses that implement automated technology for frontline work open the door for human workers to upskill and make their way up the company’s ladder.
While the adage that robots will take over our jobs has kept professionals hesitant in welcoming these advancements, the reality is that the more technological the workplace becomes, the more opportunities are created to work alongside such tools.