CBC Radio recently posted an article about robots in the workplace, and it made me ponder my perception of robotics a little bit. They are not necessarily the andriod-like creatures of boundary-pushing science (and science fiction 😊), nor an invasive replacement for human jobs. They are a tool. A tool to help us do our jobs better, faster and with less risk. And, like so many tools, they can be leased.
So, I thought I would share a couple of the upsides of leasing a robot.
For example, the robot is a one-time expense you can lease over time. Whereas an employee is paid every year, hopefully with periodic increases. Also, a leased robot does not require employer contributions for CPP, etc. Please do not get me wrong. I don’t want to see robots taking away jobs but as the article clearly states… “they’re not all coming for our jobs”.
Perhaps think about leasing this way…. you wouldn’t pay your receptionist 3 years in advance, would you? It’s the same for equipment that works for you. You pay as it performs.
We have seen a recent uptick in businesses looking to lease fitness equipment. And they aren’t gyms!
Why you ask? Because they have extra space and their staff have indicated that would like an on-site workout room.
I would like to commend these everyday companies as they promote the value of regular exercise. Not only for the physical benefits, but also for stress relief, better sleep and a calmer approach to problems. They understand the benefits of getting up from that desk and moving your body!
If this is something you would like to consider for your business, just give us a shout.
It’s not very often I get to actually operate a piece of machinery that we have leased to a client. But this week was special. Here I am loading chocolate bars into a “packaging machine” we leased to the chocolate factory owned by Master Chocolat! Such fun.
There must be a business out there somewhere that needs to lease a Ferrari??!!