With AI being welcomed into more and more workplaces, you might find yourself wondering: will AI replace you? There are arguments to suggest that certain jobs can be done more quickly by intelligent technology, which would be more cost-effective for businesses, rendering roles redundant.
Steve Gilliland, a motivational speaker who’s made a positive impact on the lives and businesses of thousands across the globe, notes that although artificial intelligence has made significant strides in recent years and has been implemented in various industries, it cannot replace people in the workplace entirely.
This may seem counterintuitive because if there are ways to do a job more affordably, most corporations will opt for that. While it’s true that certain corporations are always chasing a bottom line, the companies attempting to succeed know that there is more to business strategy than revenue. Some decisions might be made in the interest of the profit margins, but tactical decisions are made in the interest of the long term.
Adding artificial intelligence to business models might boost revenue by reducing error, and take away the burden of some salaries, but AI is hardly free. The cost of making these changes will certainly take a toll, and businesses that haven’t planned far enough ahead will find themselves stagnating in terms of growth. Some of the best motivational speakers in the world posit that employees do far more than sustain a company. They are also the reason for its growth – and not just monetary growth.
While AI offers numerous benefits like accuracy and efficiency, it lacks the essential qualities humans bring to the workplace. Here are some of the human race’s most coveted gifts:
If you stop and read about the most incredible innovations in technology, or industry in general, you’ll find that most of these endeavors were taken up by people who noticed a gap in the market. In other words, an opportunity to add something necessary and helpful was spotted by someone who understood the necessity. When we, as people, see a need gap, we’re inspired to fill it by pushing our creativity and inventive skills to solve problems that many haven’t even noticed yet.
If you compare our way of doing business today to a company fifty years ago or even ten years ago, the contrast is so vast it’s hard to connect the two. With the introduction of numerous technologies, businesses have been able to aim higher and achieve more, all thanks to free-thinking individuals who understood the value of capitalizing on an opportunity.
Personal passions are what drive employees to achieve their goals and excel, which is why inspirational and motivational speakers highlight the importance of finding yours.
When employees are enthusiastic about what they do, they’re more likely to be engaged and committed to their work. This leads to increased productivity, better job performance, and higher job satisfaction. Passionate employees are also more likely to go above and beyond their job requirements, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to the table.
Therefore, organizations that encourage and support the passions of their employees are more likely to have a motivated and high-performing workforce. Furthermore, passion is contagious. If even one team member arrives filled with zeal and excitement about new possibilities and ventures, other employees are more likely to rise to the occasion and do more to supplement that.
Sure, AI can carry out the task, but can its excitement about the possibilities of success push it to go the extra mile and see what else is possible?
Creativity and innovation are essential for businesses to stay ahead of the competition. Forward-thinking ideas and solutions push organizations to improve their products and services, streamline processes, and increase efficiency.
When employees are encouraged to think creatively and come up with new ideas, they become valuable assets to their jobs. They bring new perspectives to the table and help organizations adapt to changes in the market.
Therefore, organizations that foster a culture of creativity and innovation are more likely to be successful in the long run, which is also why companies profit from inviting corporate speakers to deliver keynote addresses. Our ability to understand people around us augments our ability to understand the market. Another individual doesn’t have to be a celebrity motivational speaker to trigger our sense of curiosity and get us thinking. Even a short conversation with a friend can set off a chain of highly productive ideas that can change how we do business.
Emotional investment is what creates a sense of belonging and loyalty among employees. When employees feel emotionally invested in their work, they are more likely to be committed to the organization’s goals and values. This leads to greater engagement, higher productivity, and better job performance. Emotional investment also fosters a positive work culture, which results in better collaboration and teamwork. As some of the top-rated business speakers say, organizations that create a supportive and empathetic work environment are more likely to have a satisfied and devoted workforce.
Therefore, what sets us apart from artificial intelligence, perhaps most of all, is our attitude toward failure. As humans, we may dislike failing, and we may even detest it, but this doesn’t mean we always take the defeatist approach. If you are truly invested in the success of a project or idea, you learn to see failures as opportunities to grow and try again, happy to attempt as many times as necessary to find the right way. If AI were to replace you, it wouldn’t be programmed to think this way. While algorithms and code can be adapted to understand the complex, they can’t create ideas from scratch, at least not without some information to fall back on.
Along with that, it wouldn’t necessarily engage its resources and systems to try again just because it didn’t want to fail. Our resilience and commitment to what we love are so uniquely human. In some cases, it might lead us awry and cause us to waste some time. But if even for every ten attempts, or every hundred attempts for that matter, we have a great success, it’s absolutely worth it.
Ambition and drive are what motivate employees to achieve their goals and strive for excellence. When employees are ambitious, they set high standards for themselves and work hard to achieve them. This results in higher job performance, increased productivity, and better outcomes for the organization. It also leads to continuous improvement, which is essential for organizational success. Therefore, organizations that encourage and support employee ambition and drive are more likely to have a highly motivated and successful workforce.
Empathy and support within the organization create a sense of community and belonging among employees. When employees feel supported and valued by their colleagues and supervisors, they are more likely to be engaged and committed to their work. Empathy also helps foster a positive work environment, which leads to better teamwork and collaboration. When employees feel supported, they are more likely to go the extra mile and contribute more to the organization’s success. Therefore, organizations that prioritize empathy and support within the organization are more likely to have a positive work environment and a highly engaged and productive workforce.
Inspirational speakers can empower employees to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. They can provide insights and perspectives that help employees to overcome challenges and develop their skills. Professional speakers who are human and relatable can share emotions and experiences with their audience, creating a sense of trust and connection.
This emotional connection can lead to increased motivation, productivity, and job satisfaction. Therefore, organizations that invest in corporate motivational speakers who are relatable and human are more likely to have a highly ambitious and successful workforce.
Steve Gilliland is known as a funny motivational speaker who’s able to use humor to help deliver powerful, impactful messages. When you learn to see life, especially professional life, for what it is—a sea of opportunities—mistakes and failures lose their significance.
So if you’re wondering if AI will replace you, step back and take a look at everything you’ve accomplished and ask yourself how much you could have done if you didn’t have the human drive and resilience that you have. Some of the greatest innovations in history are products of passion and exploration, and this is proof that what you and your personal vision bring to a business are irreplaceable. If you’d like to check out the online content from this famous motivational speaker, check out Steve’s virtual presentations or visit his online bookstore. On the other hand, if you’d like to see in person what makes him one of the best motivational speakers in North America, book Steve today to inspire yourself and everyone around you.
“I heard Steve speak at a national convention and immediately knew he would be perfect for our 100th Annual Convention. Our members are still raving about him. Truly a remarkable speaker!” – Myron Rau, President, South Dakota Auto Dealers Association