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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming more intertwined with our daily lives. And with that, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how to work with this technology, instead of against it.
While many fear that workers will be replaced by AI and automation, the opposite is true. In fact, many jobs will be created and adapted in which humans work together with AI technology. Many Fortune 500 companies have already figured out how to work in tandem with AI capabilities, and are integrating it into every aspect of their business, and with great success.
And the key to making these technologies work for us? It’s usually not the investment made in technology, but the investment made in the people.
What’s more important, though, is that as AI gets integrated, the human portion of an organization is also taken into consideration. While AI can be great at automating some functions, it will not reach its full potential without the human touch. With an AI-powered superteam, you can maximize your AI and your team’s potential by letting both do what they’re best at.
In short, AI-powered Superteams allow their machine and human members to do the work that they excel at.
When computers take over tedious and repetitive tasks, it frees the human workers to take on tasks that humans excel at, such as problem solving, empathy, leadership, and creativity.
A great way to start preparing your workforce for this change in responsibilities is to invest in upskilling and reskilling and create a culture of learning in your organization. This way, your team evolves alongside the technology, rather than being replaced by it.
Recent research has suggested that AI is projected to add $13 trillion to the global economy in the next decade. However, even with this staggering statistic, it is still difficult to get companies on board with the change – only 6% of companies feel confident that they know how to successfully integrate AI into their daily operations.
The first key to a successful AI integration is not to focus on the technology itself, but on the business outcome. Find out where your company is spending the most, then investigate how to optimize and automate those functions.
The second key: upgrade your people. This does not mean replacing them with people who are masters at the technology you’re implementing, but upskilling and retraining your employees to work successfully with your new technology instance.
In addition to getting a piece of the aforementioned $13 trillion piece of economic growth by implementing AI, there are many additional benefits of upgrading your human workers to use AI, including improved employee engagement and retention.
And just in case you’re worried about the cost, you’ll be happy to know that in addition to preventing the annual salary cost of losing an employee, your upgraded team members (or “internal hires”) reach productivity four times faster than external hires, and cost 18% less.
In other words, when done right, AI software is an investment that pays for itself.
In order to facilitate your workforce’s continuing evolution with technology, it may require superjobs – flexible, hybrid jobs that integrate a technical understanding that can work in tandem with AI, while also bringing the human elements that AI is not yet capable of providing.
Creating your AI-powered superteam will require workers to do new and different tasks, as well as accomplishing tasks in a different manner than before. But organizations that manage to make those changes work will be at the forefront of the future of work and will be more efficient, retain more employees, and be better suited as technology continues to evolve.
Censia’s Talent Intelligence software can help add AI to your recruiting process, and help you find the right people to take on roles on your AI-powered super teams.