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Information Technology in the Workplace

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Amitpaul Bains

on 25 January 2016

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Transcript of Information Technology in the Workplace

What is Information Technology?
Communication & Connectivity
Job Learning Curve
Global Market
"information technology (IT) is the use of any computers, storage, networking and other physical devices, infrastructure and processes to create, process, store, secure and exchange all forms of electronic data"
- TechTarget
Increased access to resources.

Computers link entrepreneurs to clients, lawyers, and valuable information, such as how to secure and protect their intellectual property.

Business promotion through a website or social media.
In 2013, only 7% of working adults in America felt that their productivity dropped due to information technology systems. 46% of workers said that is made them more productive (Pew Research Centre).

Boost in productivity due to increased workplace efficiency.
Use of computer datasbases instead of physical filing systems.
Corrections made instantly and updated across various databases.
Simple and repetitive tasks completed through automation.

Emails allow instant communications that are documented for future references.

Meetings can be scheduled using online calendars to ensure everyone is available.

Technology builds human interaction. e.g. video conferences

Increased flexibility with travel and working in remote locations.
Workers tackle new challenges with knowledge learned around the world.

In some cases, workers can learn skills associated to their position online.

Saves training time.

Unskilled workers can develop skills faster and with more ease.
Technology provices Improved access to human capital.

Increased competition -> increased efficiency -> increased productivity

Technology promotes better marketing and product pricing.

Technology yields increased customer choice.

Extensive product information increases customer satisfaction.
Team 17
Information technology is improving the working lives of people in developed countries.
Information Technology in the Workplace
Rather than destroying jobs, technology has been a “great job-creating machine.

Technology has increased spending power, therefore creating new demand and new jobs.

Persons with Disabilities
The already low ratio of employed workers with disabilities that is decreasing shows that persons with a disability are much less likely to be employed than those with no disability.

Helps persons with disabilities overcome barriers faced at work. e.g.individuals who are visually impaired have available to them speech output systems that can narrate the information to them.
Manufacturing Standpoint
Increased the productivity and the quality of the production.
Prices have been reduced dramatically because of the manpower reduction.
Information Real Time Exchange:
Whenever anything unexpected happens, quality personnel can be notified immediately and investigate these issues.
Quality Check:
Computer revolutionizes storage and the computation time and power.

Job Satisfaction
Hacman and Oldman’s job characteristics model theorizes that high motivation is related to:

experiencing meaningfulness of work
responsibility, and
knowledge of the outcomes.


Communication & Connectivity

Global Market

Job Learning Curve


Employment Opportunities
Persons with Disabilities

Manufacturing Standpoint

Job Satifaction

Increased Productivity

Increased Communication & Connectivity

Expansion to Global Market

Accommodates Persons with Disabilities

Manufacturing Benefits

Job Satifaction

Reduced Job Learning Curve

Facilitated Entrepeneuralism

More Employment Opportunities

Information technology is improving the working lives of people in developed countries.
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