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Unformatted text preview: 1 Chapter 6 Technology and People at Work 2 Learning Objectives Trace the evolution of technology from the handicraft era to the cybernated technology stage. Identify and describe the four major characteristics of a postindustrial society. Discuss the effect of technology on organizational culture. Identify and describe four ways employees feel alienated by technology. 3 Learning Objectives (contd.) Explain how technology can cause workers to fear their replacement by machines. Discuss how knowledge-based organizations, industrial democracy, and participative management can aid in integrating technology and the organizations personnel. Discuss workplace violence and how mangers are dealing with it. 4 The Evolution of Technology 1. The handicraft era was characterized by self- sufficiency 2. The mechanization era saw the use of machine labor 3. Mechanistic technology brought the assembly line 4. Automated technology modernized the assembly line 5. With cybernated technology , machines run other machines 5...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2010 for the course HR HRMT taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Saint Louis.

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ch06 - 1 Chapter 6 Technology and People at Work 2 Learning...

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