ERIC Number: ED265409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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A Study to Determine the Perception of Business Persons on Changing from a Traditional Office to the Electronic Office.
Ford, Geraldine A.; Ford, Jerry D.
A study examined the attitudes of employers from 10 firms in northwest Arkansas toward changing from a traditional office to an electronic one. Even though the 10 employers represented 7 different categories of industry (construction, manufacturing, transportation and public utilities, wholesale and retail trade, finance and real estate, services, and government), their responses to the 20-item questionnaire were quite similar to one another. All of the employers had had experience in the electronic office and therefore all could relate to the resulting changes in people, equipment, procedures, and attitudes. The 10 respondents agreed that the electronic office is capable of requiring less time to do a certain task with the least amount of expense, thereby being more cost-efficient than the traditional office. The majority of respondents felt that the electronic office will demand greater efficiency in the language arts, and most felt that the person who is not computer literate by the end of the decade will be at a disadvantage. (The survey instrument is appended to this report.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas