More and more companies are using robots for their routine work. This does not necessarily mean that less employees are needed, but rather that the kind of work employees are doing is shifted from manual work e.g., pipetting, to more of a programming and monitoring function. This guarantees that robots are working correctly and reduces the employees’ workload. It also offers the spare time needed to prepare other experiments, write reports, or improve assays. Furthermore, programming electronic devices speeds up work. An electronic pipette that can be programmed for dilution series can be 10 times faster than a manual pipette where the pipetting volume must be changed after each dispensing step.
As you can see from these examples, many ways exist to speed up work without being rushed. Improvement of pipetting skills, consideration of the correct tools, and an open mind towards electronics improve your everyday working situation and can help to clear your mind from time-consuming repetitive tasks.