Some important innovations in the field of technology have, in fact, made conventional technology in almost every field, obsolete. Not to speak of the advanced societies. Let’s know the impact of modern technology on work environment.
The post-colonial backward societies even, have been more or less both benefited by and adapted to those inventions. We, in the south Asian countries, are no exception to them.
Impact of modern technology on the work environment
In fact, innovation and change are becoming a way of life for most people. We cannot think of a better life without using modern technology. In a sense, technology has become a part of our daily life, be it either at home or at the workplace.
It has changed the way we communicate, use media, work in an office or in the factory. Terms that until recently were unknown even in western societies such as e. mail, e. commerce, the internet, fax, microwave, etc. have become commonplace.
New terms continue to emerge as new innovations and products are developed and introduced-always with the anticipation that there will be a better, faster, and newer innovation on the market mayday.
In a sense, technology has become a part of or daily life, be it either at home or at the workplace. It has changed the way we communicate, use media. Work in the office or in the factory.
As we move ever more rapidly into technological improvements, changes in the work environment will affect most of us. Mention may be made of in fetch which is the combination of computing with telecommunications and networking, Imaging, expert systems, robotics automating, mechatronics and sensing techniques can all be included under the Info-tech banner.
These interconnected technologies are going to have an ever-increasing impact on our work environment and how we work. These technologies are moving out across society to reshape how we do our jobs from the offices to factories, farms to educational institutions.
By the year 2010 Info-tech, along with the transition from a technologically-based economy to an industrially based one, is expected to bring about many positive changes-improving the quality of life and living, work environment, and the quality of work done.
Many jobs are expected to be more rewarding and challenging. Maybe, some of these changes lead to depersonalization, boredom, or even loss of job by many.
Info-tech is expected to bring about many positive changes-improving the quality of life and living, work environment, and the quality of work done.
Info-tech will be supported primarily by the transmission of digital signals over fiber-optic cables, supplemented by satellite and wireless technology, its impact on employees will be two-fold
(i) Employees will do more of their work through an intermediary such as a PC and
(ii) Organization will redesign jobs to take advantage of these new capabilities.
The way the jobs will be transformed may however differ in between societies. The work environment may also be different, say, in between India and Bangladesh.
The manager of 2010 will, most likely, work more easily in large groups as Info-tech connects managers from all over the globe, Key to this change will e audio and video conferencing, a software that allows people in different locations to share the same information on their computer screens. As far-flung managers are more easily able to work together and disseminate information, there will be savings in their time, energy, and money to a great extent.
The key to this change will be audio and video conferencing, software that allows people in different locations to share the same information on their computer screens.
The factory worker’s job will consist mainly of guiding the work of robots and designing, monitoring, and maintaining automated systems. The computer-aided design and computer-assisted manufacturing systems (CAD/CAM) will link all parts of the factory in the production process.
Salespersons will have little use for an office at headquarters; they will work mostly from their cars and homes which will be equipped with portable cellular phones, digital faces, notebook computers, and perhaps even built-videoconferencing capacity.
It may be asserted that by the next decade most of us will be information workers and the ‘Big Four’ information technologies-artificial intelligence, computer networks, imaging technology, and massive data storage-will become fundamental tools for most employees and will have revolutionary effects on occupations.
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