essay #16 - Marko Urlic Business Society 11-19-2010...

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Marko Urlic Business & Society 11 -19 -2010 Essay #16 The external forces that are changing the workplace are: - Demographical change - Technological change - Structural change - Competitive pressure - Reorganization of work - Governmental intervention The first one mentioned, demographical change, has to deal with population growth. American labor force has been growing rapidly and continuously, but in the last couple of years it has been slowing down. That basically says that labor force is proportional with population growth. Also, the labor force is growing more diverse in race, age, and ethnicity. The work force is aging, especially because of baby boom generation who were born between 1946 and 1964. As they retired, shortage of experienced and skilled workers may arise. Technological change are more likely to effect people who are well educated and who know how to use computers and everything what goes with computers, then labor force who use mechanical labor force. All the time
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