Go further than automating tasks—eliminate them altogether

  • 3 December 2021
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Go further than automating tasks—eliminate them altogether
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Hi! Deb here, from the Zapier blog. Until very recently, our engineering team had to do a manual deploy every time we wanted to push out changes to our content. Because it had to happen every day, we set up a Zap to automatically send a reminder to the appropriate Slack channel.

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But then, our wonderful team of developers worked their magic so that it's no longer a manual process: now, every day at noon, the deploy happens automatically.

No more Zap bot needed.

That made me think: what other tasks do folks automate every day that could actually just be completely eliminated? For example: do you automate the creation of meeting agendas? What if you just didn't have the meeting at all

There's a lot of busywork that the robots should keep doing for us. But sometimes the busywork is a signal that something else is wrong—and there's a process that can be fixed to eliminate that busywork altogether.

Do you have any tasks you automate that should really just be eliminated? Let me know in the comments, and we might feature you on the Zapier blog!



 


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