Overworked Employees Are Embracing Automation, Reveals UiPath’s 2023 Automation Generation Report

Unleash the Power of Intelligent Automation to Alleviate Workload Stress and Ignite Career Growth!

In the race to achieve more with fewer resources, employees have found a glimmer of hope in process automation solutions, according to the insights of UiPath’s recently unveiled 2023 Automation Generation Report. This groundbreaking research, commissioned by UiPath, a trailblazing provider of intelligent automation technology, unveils a fascinating phenomenon: 60 percent of those surveyed believe that automation software holds the key to relieving the mounting burnout experienced by themselves and their colleagues.

Conquering Workforce Challenges

In a world where layoffs and hiring freezes have become distressingly commonplace, nearly 30 percent of respondents shared that they have been personally burdened with additional responsibilities over the past six months. The prevailing talent shortage gripping numerous technology sectors has only compounded the strain felt by hardworking employees. However, amidst these adversities, automation emerges as a resolute and empowering solution.


UiPath 2023 Automation Generation Report
Understanding the workers thriving with AI-powered automation

believe AI-powered automation solutions allow them to do their job better
have a more favorable perception of an employer if they use AI-powered automation

Unveiling the Automation Generation

UiPath introduces us to the “Automation Generation” – a group of forward-thinking individuals who are wholeheartedly embracing intelligent automation software solutions. Survey respondents passionately shared their visions for the future, highlighting the profound changes automation tools could bring to their professional lives. Yearnings for a more flexible work environment (34 percent), dedicated time to acquire new skills (32 percent), and a greater focus on critical tasks during the workday (27 percent) resonated deeply among the respondents.

Brigette McInnis-Day, the Chief People Officer at UiPath, passionately asserts that disruptive workplace dynamics and macroeconomic challenges should not burden employees with the sole responsibility of doing more with less. The champions of the Automation Generation recognize the potential of AI-powered automation to revolutionize their workloads, propel their careers to new heights, and foster a harmonious work-life balance. To attract and retain exceptional talent in this automation-first world, businesses must wholeheartedly adopt open, flexible, and enterprise-ready AI solutions. By doing so, they equip employees with the tools they need to excel, while fostering a culture of engagement and empowerment.

What aspects of your job would you change?

More flexible work environment
Time to acquire new skills
Focus on critical tasks

Unlocking the Power of Automation

The report reveals an exciting reality: 31 percent of respondents are already harnessing the potential of business automation solutions within their workplaces. They eagerly seek automation’s guidance in essential tasks such as data analysis (52 percent), data input and dataset creation (50 percent), troubleshooting IT/technical issues (49 percent), and generating insightful reports (48 percent).

Workers would like the most help from automation with these tasks:

UiPath Automation Generation Report
Image courtesy of UiPath Automation Generation Report 2023

Age and the Winds of Automation Change

While age does not solely define the Automation Generation, the report uncovers intriguing generational trends in accepting automation solutions. It comes as no surprise that the younger workforce exhibits a heightened affinity for automation, with an overwhelming 70 percent of Gen Z employees (born between 1997 and 2012) and 63 percent of Millennials (1981-1996) eagerly acknowledging the benefits of AI-powered automation in their work lives. Comparatively, just over half of Gen X workers (1965-1980) and a modest 44 percent of Baby Boomers (1946-1964) share this progressive mindset.

Favorable Views on AI-powered automation by age

Smartbridge’s Conclusion

UiPath’s 2023 Automation Generation Report paints a vivid portrait of the growing acceptance and enthusiasm surrounding automation as a powerful remedy for employee burnout and a catalyst for heightened productivity. It underscores the urgent need for organizations to embrace AI-powered automation solutions, positioning themselves as frontrunners in an increasingly competitive landscape. By equipping employees with the tools they need to conquer their workloads, foster personal growth, and strike a harmonious work-life balance, businesses can forge ahead.

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