Flexible work will be the future of work globally. Artificial intelligence and blockchain are helping us move towards a more flexible workplace, despite the stigma around AI workers.
In a ‘Humans vs Robots’ report, it was found 48% of employees think artificial intelligence (AI) will positively benefit them, by helping them to work more flexibly. Instead of excluding workers from manual work, implementing AI will encourage us to work more flexibly and allow us to dedicate more time to more complicated matters.
By implementing AI and blockchain technology, we can ensure a better standard of work, more secure data, increased human rights standards and overall more flexible workplace.
The move towards flexible work globally
Until recently, many companies have shied away from flexible work. This is because it can be hard to manage remote workers while also maintaining data security across a complete suite of products and offerings.
In fact, artificial intelligence can ameliorate this and lessen the impact of work on both companies and employees. It does this by enabling better forecasting, more comprehensive insights, and doing manual labour that employees would otherwise be doing.
This enables workers to have more flexibility in their work, with an integrated combination of home and office work, as well as time to focus on important responsibilities, as automation and AI takes care of the manual ones.
Blockchain: the security behind remote work
Flexible works poses one problem: how secure are our own devices and home networks? In the office, companies can implement their own security measures and monitor their own network. Sensitive data stays secure.
At home, it’s a lot harder for companies to assess the security of precious data. Data becomes a lot more difficult to track and secure, and employees may not have the same stable and secure internet or devices.
This is where blockchain technology excels. Data on the blockchain is not only secure and traceable, but also decentralised. This means that it can be accessed from anywhere, by the person with the correct permissions. It provides a collaborative space for people to work and share. It also means that there is no single point of failure in the software.
Businesses such as tech company IOHK are already implementing blockchain in their remote work.