Technological advancements are surpassing white-collar professionals
“The fear of turning whiter shades grey.”
The white-collar designation is crunched with people who behold the managerial and administrative posts in any organization. Evolving technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) is not to be feared but are to be embraced by the business leaders to ease out the jobs performed by blue-collar workers.
Momentum is shifting towards automating many positions including the white-collar professionals. Leaders are entailing high volume and high complexity tasks that are ultimately fostering administrative and representative roles, which are easily duplicated by automation specialists. These software technologies are streamlining the sorting processes of Amazon packages. Automation is still in its nascent stage for the majority of the industries and particularly for white-collar tasks. Fear is typically the result of the unknown. People are increasingly worried about these developments and decry about their “dehumanizing effects”. However, the important part is to understand how we incorporate them into our ecosystem in a more positively impactful manner. Virtual assistance, trained intelligently is no more a futuristic vision but has already emerged as more sophisticated, creative, indifferent and versatile, making professional positions more obsolete. The list of technological advancement grows every day. Augmented reality, 3D printing devices, autonomous vehicles and unmanned devices like drones are providing benefit credits for white-collar professionals to expand their horizons effectively throughout their lives.
Artificial intelligence, robotics, and upcoming disruptive technologies are now challenging white-collar professions that previously seemed invulnerable.
“Jobs are not getting replaced, but are now redefined”