Quite often we have heard about “Automation” term, especially in the era of digitalization and IR 4.0. However, many people feel that Automation can be a threat. In fact, we as humans can do “Self-Automation”. Unfortunately, people tend to let technology utilize them and ‘kill’ their ability to do “Self-Automation”.
Automation itself is how a wide range of technology was created to reduce human intervention in doing work in various fields. This is what makes us often question the viability of our role in our profession and unconsciously we let technology control and influence our Self-Automation.
By nature, we, as human beings, have an extraordinary level of automation. The first is how our bodies have reflexes to react. The second is feelings and emotions that we can automatically feel when we are in certain situations. The last one is when we experience something, we have the automation to do something or not.
Without realizing it, the internet and technology are very influential for the formation of our self-automation. Especially through social media, we are constantly flooded with various kinds of content that can influence the way we think and act. Many of us tend to be in the habit of directly passing on information, which has not been verified for credibility, to others.
This is one example of Self-Automation that is being experienced by so many people today, namely the tendency to do what we think is good and right even though it doesn’t necessarily have a positive impact on ourselves and others.
Therefore, we need to have emotional intelligence that is also supported by digital intelligence so that we can determine which ones are good and which ones should not be ‘consumed’ by ourselves or disseminated to others.
We need to realize and understand what we need so that we can find useful content and technology so it cannot ‘kill’ our Self-Automation. Visit our podcast section to hear a deeper and more detailed explanation on the topic, “Self-Automation: Get Ready for The Better Quality” by Daniel V. Lie, President/Global Chief Executive of digima ASIA collaborating with SmartFM Radio on the Smart DigiTalk program.