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ERIC Number: ED273745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-19
Pages: 12
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Management Planning for Workplace Automation.
McDole, Thomas L.
Several factors must be considered when implementing office automation. Included among these are whether or not to automate at all, the effects of automation on employees, requirements imposed by automation on the physical environment, effects of automation on the total organization, and effects on clientele. The reasons behind the success or failure of a computerized office system are many. Some key reasons are the following: failure of top management to back the concept and provide leadership, infighting and questions over turf and control, workers who fear job loss and workers who reject the new technology, incompetence in planning and implementing the system, lack of justification for the system, and failure to apply positive managerial skills. To be successful in implementing office automation, management must base any decision to automate on need, resolve the effects of automation on employees, revise the existing physical environment of the office, study and come to terms with the effects of automation on the total organization, and address the effects of office automation on the office clientele. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Language: English
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