Chapter 16 Grade 9 Social Studies Ms. MacLean May 2012. Technology at Work. What are jobs that teenagers can do? What jobs have you done? What do you think your first career will be?. Your first Job . What types of technology will you need in your jobs and careers? Read page 240.
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Chapter 16 Grade 9 Social Studies Ms. MacLean May 2012 Technology at Work
What are jobs that teenagers can do? What jobs have you done? What do you think your first career will be? Your first Job
What types of technology will you need in your jobs and careers? Read page 240. Your First Job
There are 5 new business trends: • New Technology • Customer Service • Downsizing • The Global Economy • Restructuring Business in the New Economy (p. 241-242)
New technology includes: • Computers • Machines that help businesses produce high-quality goods and services rapidly and efficiently. • Businesses must: • Train employees to work with new technology. • Use new technology to compete successfully with other companies. Business in the New Economy (p. 241-242)
Why is it important for businesses to keep pace with new technology? Business in the New Economy (p. 241-242)
Customers expect high quality customer service. Working hours are no longer the traditional 9:00am-5:00pm. Because of technology, customers can place orders at any time of day, so businesses must be able to work at any time of day. Business in the New Economy (p. 241-242)
Why is it important for a business to deliver its goods or services without delay? Business in the New Economy (p. 241-242)
Businesses are reducing staff and services by downsizing. Businesses believe that with new technology, workers are more productive and therefore, they do not need as many workers. Businesses are also outsourcing (hiring part-time, temporary, and contract workers who can supply services if and when they are needed). Business in the New Economy (p. 241-242)
What are other advantages for a company to downsize or outsource? Business in the New Economy (p. 241-242)
Computers allow information and money to move quickly. Businesses can sell their goods abroad more easily than before because of the global economy. Business in the New Economy (p. 241-242)
Businesses form strategic alliances with other companies to help them make, market, and sell their goods or services. Through offshore outsourcing, companies can produce goods (cheaply) in another country and then bring them back to Canada. Business in the New Economy (p. 241-242)
Past: Managers told people what to do. Present: Businesses assemble teams of workers with specialized skills and knowledge to work together in project teams. Working in teams is easy with telework (using telephones and computers to connect workers in various areas and offices). Business in the New Economy (p. 241-242)
Do you think team work would appeal to you? Why? Why not? Business in the New Economy (p. 241-242)
What activities do you see in schools which will help you in the new economy? Business in the New Economy (p. 241-242)
Old Economy vs. New economy (p. 175) Use the characteristics of the “New economy” on p. 175 and place each characteristic in the appropriate spot under the “Economic Trend” column.
Old Economy vs. New economy (p. 175) What are your answers?
Old Economy vs. New economy (p. 175) The answers:
Complete #1 p. 245. It’s your Turn! (p. 245)
Meet a Coast Guard Captain (p. 6-7) Finding a Sunken Ship (p. 14-16) Meet a Meteorological Technician (p. 45) Flight of a Radiosonde (p. 46) Developing an Economy in Lunenburg (p. 118-121) Meet a Journalist (p. 137) In the Air: Instrumar Limited (p. 192) Case Study and Career Focus
For each case study or career focus: • identify what new technologies would have to be learned in order to work in each of the fields and locations discussed; • identify which business trends affect the individuals/fields being discussed; • identify which economic trends affect the individuals/fields being discussed. Case Study and Career Focus
Let’s read p. 248 together! Life-long learning: constant training and upgrading of skills. How Can we prepare for a Changing workplace? (p. 248)
You have a choice for your assignment for this chapter. The 6 choices are found on page 249, #5 a), #5 b), #6 a), #6 b), #6 c), OR #6 d). Each assignment should be 1 page in length, double-spaced and typed. Due: Tuesday, May 22 (No Exceptions) Your challenge… (p. 249)
Option #1: Interview an adult about changes he or she has witnessed in the way people work. What caused some of the changes? How did he or she react to the changes? Were the changes stressful? What was the impact of the changes? Option #2: In the style of a newspaper or magazine advice column, respond to the follow question: “I am thinking of changing my career. How can I best prepare for change, and what steps can I take to reduce the stress that change brings?” Your challenge… (p. 249)
Research one of the following topics; present your findings in an essay. Your report should include brief descriptions of new types of equipment and what they can do, the benefits of new technology, and the manner in which technology is changing the way people work. • Option #3: Technology and Health Care • Option #4: Technology and Education • Option #5: Technology and Food Production • Option #6: Technology and Leisure Time Your challenge… (p. 249)