Computers in the Workplace I. The Nature of Work. Computers in the Workplace I. "Our Mission" To demystify 'hype' etc. To separate social from technical issues. To get some idea (however small) of policy implications. What would you do or not do? -. Computers in the Workplace I.
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The Nature of Work
To demystify 'hype' etc.
To separate social from technical issues.
To get some idea (however small) of policy implications.
What would you do or not do?
Levels of employment and unemployment.
Telecommuting and homeworking.
Changes in power structures.
1. This is not new:
1940s - 1970s - assembly lines.
1970s - microchips replace relays.
1980s - integration of manufacturing processes, robot arms, guided vehicles etc.
2. Widely seen as a way to greater safety and reliability
Pilots as EPs
Computerization of Banking Services
Writers in this area have identified several possibilities
2. No Effect:-
3. Permanent Reduction in Labour required:-
Technically possible now for many workers because:-