Could the Kids do your work?

Remote working with the Kids at home, it can be a difficult balance being a teacher and an office worker. Do you get it right?

At the end of the week, as you think about what you have done, how much repetition has there been?

Looking forward to next week, are the things you have done this week going to be repeated?

Sometimes we pretend to ourselves that we and our colleagues, are doing different things, but actually the tasks / activities are the same it is just the data we are processing on the computer system is different.

Processing one order is similar to the next order, one invoice is similar to another invoice, one sales contact is similar to the subsequent contact, one document is like another. The fact there is a “Process” means that there is repetition!

Repetitive processes on computer systems can take up large amounts of the working day. It is essential work, but it does not engage our human skills. It is this repetitive activity that can benefit from Robotic Process Automation (RPA). By using a software robot to process data on computer systems, it frees up staff time.

How long would it take for your kids to learn and repeat what you do?

I am not proposing child labour, or even “Work Experience” but it does highlight where your knowledge and skills are really adding value compared to performing routine activity.

If a robot could save you an hour day of typing on the computer would that be a benefit?

What would you do with your hour?

You show a software robot the routine work you do, the software robot can then read from the screen, just like you. The software robot can type on the keyboard, just like you. The software robot can click the mouse, just like you. A software robot can do the routine task – just like you!

UiPath software have an aspiration of putting a software robot on every computer. This might be a grand objective, but it does allow you to think, “What could a robot automate for me?”.

A software robot could give you more time with the kids. Do you want them to grow up and work like robots?


Ether Solutions are specialists at using software robots to implement Robotic Process Automation (RPA) which helps businesses with Productivity and Quality. By combining Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the solutions Intelligent Automation is achieved.

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