Fundamentally technology was created to make our lives easier. With the addition of artificial intelligence, our tools have gotten better and smarter, and have helped us to be more productive. Today, employees all over the world not only recognize artificial intelligence’s importance in the modern work environment but also embrace it. Especially employers nowadays have thrived how AI has helped them to increase work productivity and its involvement in time management apps used in employee time tracking.
An annual AI work-study was conducted between Future Workplace and Oracle, where 8000+ employees, HR leaders, and managers from different countries were asked about AI and its importance in the workplace. It was found that AI has changed the way how people conduct business.
Within the past two years, employees have become very optimistic using AI in the workplace. In 2019 study showed that AI is reanalyzing the relationship between employee and employers, and also the role of managers in an AI-driven work environment.
Moreover, it was found that managers will be more dependant on AI in personal matters as it is helping them a lot on the technical side of management. The division of work between humans and machines will occur sooner, depending upon how an employee perceives “automated” managers.
AI gaining trust in the workplace
For many years, the idea of AI has been seen as some kind of rationalism in popular media. As the thought of robots was likely to be portrayed as that of a terminator villain.
A study showed that more than 50% of employees use some form of artificial intelligence at the workplace, which was increased from 32% in 2018. however, China is way ahead in the use of AI which is 77% and India stands at 78%. For now, employees in France and Japan liers between 29-32% which is dramatically low. However, their workers are excited about the use of AI and were very pleased with how AI is non-biased when it comes to employee time tracking through which their productivity is measured.
Besides the previous fears of AI and robots taking over jobs, more than 60% of workers said that they feel more optimistic and grateful about it. And more than 20% of employees reported that they are experiencing a pleasing relationship as their co-workers.
AI managers are more trusted
With the involvement of artificial intelligence and its increasing excitement, it was found that the movement extended to the idea that one day employees will prefer answering to a robot instead of a human boss. Anyhow, the change in this opinion might have a major impact on how HR and manager will look in the future.
A study showed that around 65% of employes said they would report to an AI-robot instead of a manager. That information could be difficult to swallow for today’s managers, but now the shift has already in pursuit, as around 50% said that they would ask a robot for advice rather than from a human boss.
Meanwhile, research also found that about 55% of men turned towards AI over their human managers more frequently as compared to 44% of women. They also found that more than 80% of people thought that AI-robots can perform better than managers. Being more specific they said that intelligent robots are able to handle unbiased information, maintain a budget and maintain work schedules better than human managers. Certainly, managers were able to understand their employee’s feelings.
The more recent improvement in AI and machine learning is rapidly reaching the mainstream, ensuring a huge shift in the way people around the world perceive AI and their terms. As told by Emily, the senior vice president of Oracle’s cloud business group.
This survey showed the trust of a worker towards AI all around the world. Where India stands at 88%, China at 87%. Workers in Singapore(82%), Brazil(77%), the United Arab Emirates(73%), Japan(75%), New Zealand and Australia (57%) are following closely. However, the USA, UK, and France were at the bottom with 57%, 54%, and 56% respectively.
Challenges faced by AI-based management
Meanwhile, where a study found many things to be excited about if you are an AI supporter, the research found some obstacles as well that many workplaces need to focus on if they want AI-based management.
It was found that about 75% of employees and 80% of HR managers are having a hard time keeping up with the developing tech changes. And As a result, they want a simpler experience with machines as management. Where more than 30% asking for a better interface, practicing training and more personalized experience.
The prime concern among users is the issue relation privacy and security which can be caused by implementing AI-bots at work. Where around 40% of millennials weren’t seemed to be worried about privacy and security in this regard.
Maybe because they think AI can take better care of their sensitive data, keeping in mind the experiences they had with their time tracking at work with AI-powered Staff Time Tracker.