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Automation has become increasingly popular for businesses looking to streamline their workflows and boost productivity.

Unfortunately not many people have a complete understand of what automation is, and how you can implement it in your business/organisation?

In this newsletter, I'll cover the basics of automation, who benefits from it, and some tips for preparing your team for the automation process.

What is Automation?

At its core, automation refers to the use of technology to perform tasks or processes without the need for human intervention.

Automation can range from simple tasks, such as automatically sending out email responses, to complex processes, such as automating entire supply chains.

The goal of automation is to save time, reduce errors, and increase efficiency.

Who Benefits from Automation?

There are several groups that can benefit from automation, including:

  • Business owners: Automation can save time and money, allowing owners to focus on growing their business.

  • Employees/Individuals: Automation can free up individuals from repetitive, time-consuming tasks, allowing them to focus on higher-value work.

  • Customers: Automation can improve the quality and speed of service, resulting in happier customers.

How to Prepare for Automation:

Before implementing automation, it's important to prepare as an individual and/or your team for the process.

  1. Communicate the benefits: Explain how automation can save time, reduce errors, and increase productivity. Make sure the impact of automation will have on their daily work is well understood.

  2. Identify areas for automation: Work with respective teams/individuals to identify the areas where automation will have the most impact. This could be anything from automating customer service inquiries, emails, marketing comms, news letters to automating the payroll process.

  3. Invest in training: Ensure the team is comfortable with the digital tools required for automation. Provide training and support to ensure they can use these tools effectively.

Popular Digital Tools in the Automation Space

There are several digital tools that are popular in the automation space. Here are a few of the most common:

  • Zapier: Zapier allows you to connect different apps and automate workflows between them.

  • IFTTT: IFTTT (If This Then That) is a free web-based service that allows you to create chains of simple conditional statements to automate tasks.

  • UiPath: UiPath is a leading robotic process automation (RPA) tool that can automate complex processes.

Automation can have a significant impact on your business, saving time and boosting productivity.

With the right digital tools, you can streamline your workflows and take your business to the next level.

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Be Prepared. Build a Plan B. Do not Stop.

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