How AI is Transforming the Workplace
How AI is Transforming the Workplace
March 01, 2024

At GREAT, our mission is to support the Six Nations community in finding fulfilling job opportunities and developing the skills needed for success. In today's fast-paced world, technology is constantly evolving, and one of the most exciting developments is Artificial Intelligence (AI).

AI refers to machines or computer systems that can perform tasks that typically require human intelligence. This includes things like learning, reasoning, problem-solving, understanding natural language, and even interacting with humans. Businesses across various industries are increasingly leveraging AI to streamline processes, improve decision-making, and enhance customer experiences.

So, how is AI impacting the workplace? Access Partnership and Amazon Web Services (AWS) teamed up to survey 3,297 employees and 1,340 organizations in the U.S., across a range of industries to ask this exact question.

Let's take a look at some of their key findings!

  1. On The Rise: AI is rapidly becoming a cornerstone of business operations, with 92% of companies planning to integrate AI tools by 2028. This shift is driven by AI's ability to streamline tasks, improve collaboration, and foster continuous learning among employees.

As businesses adopt AI technologies, they are seeing significant benefits across various departments. AI-powered solutions not only enhance efficiency but also contribute to better decision-making. For example, AI algorithms can analyze large datasets to identify patterns and trends, enabling organizations to make data-driven decisions that drive growth and innovation. Additionally, AI-powered automation streamlines repetitive tasks, allowing employees to focus on more strategic initiatives.

  1. Generative AI: Generative AI is a ground-breaking technology that very quickly generates new ideas and content. With approximately 93% of employers and 86% of employees anticipating its integration within the next five years, generative AI is likely to be used in your workplace one way or another soon.

Generative AI tools are revolutionizing content creation across various industries. These tools can generate text, images, videos, and even music, enabling businesses to create diverse and engaging content at scale.

For example, in marketing, generative AI can automatically generate personalized advertisements based on user preferences and behaviour, improving customer engagement, and driving conversions. Furthermore, in industries such as design and entertainment, generative AI is empowering creatives to explore new ideas and push the boundaries of creativity.

  1. The Value of AI Skills: AI proficiency is highly valued in today's job market, with companies offering nearly 50% higher salaries on average to individuals skilled in AI. Acquiring AI skills can lead to lucrative career opportunities and success in the digital age.

In addition to higher salaries, individuals with AI skills are in high demand across various industries. Companies are seeking professionals who can develop, implement, and maintain AI systems to drive innovation and competitive advantage. Moreover, AI skills are transferable across different roles and industries, offering individuals flexibility and versatility in their careers. As businesses continue to invest in AI technologies, the demand for AI talent is expected to grow, making it a valuable skill set for future career growth.

  1. Driving Productivity through AI: AI holds the potential to significantly enhance workplace productivity, with nearly half of employers and employees believing it could amplify productivity by almost 50%. By automating tasks, sparking creativity, and facilitating data-driven decision-making, AI revolutionizes how work gets done.

AI-powered automation streamlines repetitive tasks, freeing up time for employees to focus on higher-value activities. For example, in customer service, AI-powered chatbots can handle routine inquiries and support requests, allowing human agents to focus on complex issues that require human intervention. AI algorithms can also analyze vast amounts of data in real time, providing valuable insights that inform strategic decision-making and drive business growth.

By leveraging AI technologies, organizations can achieve greater efficiency, agility, and innovation, ultimately driving productivity and competitiveness in the marketplace.

  1. Addressing the AI Skills Gap: Despite the demand for AI-skilled professionals, many organizations struggle to find qualified candidates. A notable 75% of companies face challenges in sourcing the AI talent they need.

That means you can use it to your advantage! Understanding and becoming familiar with AI is another skill you can add to your resume...and it's definitely something employers are looking for!

In line with our mission to provide every tool available to us to help you achieve your career goals, we've partnered with the neighbouring Two Rivers community, and are starting to utilize their comprehensive digital toolkit. It consists of helpful digital assistants designed to support individuals in navigating the AI-driven landscape, enhancing creativity, optimizing digital marketing strategies, and improving online visibility. GREAT is excited to announce that we will be incorporating these digital assistants into our office operations and using them with our clients going forward.

At GREAT, we're dedicated to helping you prepare for and maintain employment using all the tools available to us. As we move forward, that includes harnessing the power of AI. Whether you're seeking new opportunities or looking to enhance your skills, we're here to support you every step of the way. Join us at GREAT as we pave the way for a brighter future in the workplace, together!

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