Does new technology downgrade skills?
- HR urged to confront technological change. Welch, Jilly // People Management;10/10/1996, Vol. 2 Issue 20, p13
Focuses on the project launched by Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) which calls employers and workers to give their views of how communications and global competitiveness influence their type of work. Implications of technology in motivation,...
- Does new technology downgrade skills? Stevens, John // People Management;02/06/97, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p49
Opinion. Presents the author's view on the impact technology is having on the contribution made by people at work. Managers' attitude to technical change; Comment on the `technology fix' approach in the workplace; How competition drives the processes of change and some loss of skills.
- Treating rampant `cyberphobia' in your office. // Supervision;Oct95, Vol. 56 Issue 10, p19
Offers suggestions in handling intimidation from on-line information resources and other computer technology. Includes permission for making mistakes; Discovering the potential by using computers for simple tasks at first; Seeking out learning opportunities.
- Ersatz windows offer ray of hope for winter malady. Waxman, Lionel // Inside Tucson Business;1/16/95, Vol. 4 Issue 42, p12
Opinion. Comments on the effect of technological innovations on American employees. Invention of Irv Hecker for people suffering from seasonal affective disorder; Knowledge on typewriters.
- A labor day look at PCs, home work. Lundquist, Eric // PC Week;9/4/95, Vol. 12 Issue 35, p61
Editorial. Offers insights on the range of computing's impact on America's employees. Telecommuting; Mobile workers; Apprenticeships.
- The myth of cyber inequality. Samuelson, Robert J. // Newsweek;2/27/1995, Vol. 125 Issue 9, p55
Opinion. Argues that cyber inequality--the belief that computers are responsible for wage differences--is mostly a myth, and attributes the inequalities to a profound change in the business climate that started in the 1970s. How companies began treating their most valuable workers better and...
- What's your firm's plan for dealing with techno-phobes? Harler, Curt // Communications News;Mar1995, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p4
Ponders how companies should deal with employees who are unsure of how to approach the information explosion. MCI-sponsored Gallup poll findings; Threat of Information Superhighway to workers; Study `Separating Fact From Fiction on the Information Superhighway' by the Freedom Forum Media...
- What's it all for? Beard, Thomas L. // Modern Machine Shop;Jul96, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p6
Focuses on workforce reductions due to the increasing use of various forms of automation. Cultural differences in resources management; Effects of worker entitlements.
- Reclaim Your Profits. Foster, Mike // Executive Excellence;May2001, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p6
Presents the four ways for executives to eliminate misuse of the Internet by employees. Implementation of an Internet usage policy; Teaching employees about effective Internet use; Consideration of offering alternatives; Installation of filtering or Internet monitoring software.