ERIC Number: ED197200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
The Office of the Future--Implications for Change in Education. Position Papers: Annual Business Education Invitational Forum (4th, Provo, Utah, 1977). Research and Service Project Number 4.
Waters, Max L., Ed.
This publication contains six position papers presented by guest businessmen during the fourth annual Business Education Invitational Forum on the topic of implications of current change and technology in the environment in the office of the future. The article, The Office in the 1970's, describes the office as it is and as it is evolving, defines major problems encountered, indicates tested solutions to these problems, and suggests possibilities for further research. From a User's Viewpoint--What is Needed in Today's Office? looks at three basic positions on what is needed in today's office: need to prepare for change before it is introduced, need to establish direction, and need to strengthen management of administrative support functions. Role of Telecommunications in the Office of the Future reviews a popular futuristic view of the office, discusses how it could evolve, and puts it into a more realistic perspective. The next two papers, The Role of Microfilm in the Office of the Future and The Role of Computerized Word Processing and Information Management in the Office of the Future, discuss the respective advantages. The Office of the Future--An Integrated System addresses the concepts of the automated office and integrated systems and these concerns: technology, human factors, indexing, privacy, and economic justification. Following these papers is an article giving lists of critical competencies for managers and office workers of the office of the future developed at the forum. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delta Pi Epsilon, Provo, UT.