Saim Rolf Alkan, the author of our AI column, outlines how artificial intelligence may be used to create a four-day workweek.
As an employer, I am. And in these times, tension is the main result. It’s less important to draw in new clients and keep existing ones. We’re already excelling at it. What if we attract even more clients? Like other businesses, we are lacking competent staff. Although we have an advantage over other companies because we are creative and forward-thinking, sometimes the search, hiring, and retention of personnel causes us more stress than any other aspect of our jobs.
The concern lines get thicker when I consider Germany as a company site after looking at general circumstances, labor market assessments, and current news. For many years, there has been a dearth of competent laborers and staff. And in many industries. Each of us has sensed recently that something is wrong in the craft, retail, culinary, and lodging industries. Inside, the craftsmen are overworked, disobey directions, or keep you waiting even in an emergency. Pubs and eateries are lowering their operating hours, and bakeries are shutting. Everywhere there is a staffing deficit.
a global scarcity of staff
The health and care industry is where this is most obvious. Only one out of three posts are filled here. nursing homes, hospitals, and
In the end, individuals or machines with manual skills accomplish the aforementioned activities. As a result, immigration is the only solution. Labor Minister Heil and Foreign Minister Baerbock’s trip to Brazil to boost the German labor market was not for nothing. In light of this, individuals who are still concerned about “foreign infiltration” should have obedient descendants. The only practical option for these occupations continues to be immigration.
However, to implement this alternative, it is important to develop both a favorable working atmosphere and the legal framework. The more vocal requests for a four-day workweek, avoiding overtime, stress reduction, and other issues align with this. However, it’s not always clear how this matches with the open jobs.
The competition for younger personnel and expert professionals occasionally makes bargain hunters come to mind. Employers compete against one another. The compensation packages for new hires often exceed the pain threshold. We must not deceive ourselves. A four-day workweek with full pay is comparable to a 20 percent indirect salary increase. I’m not sure how that would work out for many firms right now.
Automation is useful.
For us, things appear differently. Of course, finding new employees is difficult. We are fortunate that a lot of our business processes have already been automated. Our own business model, which uses AI to automate text, serves as an excellent example of what AI is capable of in this situation: release from formulaic, unimaginative
Many inexperienced workers would also wish to assume leadership roles right away. However, the working world’s reality demonstrates that, at least thus far, there is space for more than just “chiefs.” Additionally, personnel who manage the operational business are needed. In the future, we’ll see a lot of AI being used in this area. Those that are able to swiftly adopt new tools and technology in their business and so achieve a higher degree of efficiency will be in a position to practically immediately provide their staff with accelerated career opportunities. AI doesn’t require cigarette or potty breaks, which is a pleasant side benefit.
Not only does the employment of AI demonstrate a willingness to innovate, but also the much-discussed
When AI expedites routine tasks
Anytime traditional administrative processes are updated and expedited, from business registration and notarial services to financial administration and banking, the application of AI technology has a true twofold effect. Hardly any industry will already be keeping up with the trends in 2023, in my opinion. The end consequence is a burdened administrative personnel and excessively drawn-out procedures, which eventually deters everyone involved.
This will have a double effect because it will make public authorities and administrative professions more attractive once again and noticeably reduce the workload of the economy and companies. If we are able to use AI support to massively accelerate the daily processing of standard procedures, reduce the workload of employees, and become more attractive for new employees. A four-day workweek suddenly seems feasible, even for a workaholic like me, when I consider how processing applications, tax returns, funding, etc. may look today with AI help.