Computers, People, and Productivity

By Lee W Frederiksen, Anne W Riley

© 1985 – Routledge

183 pages

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Hardback: 9780866563390
pub: 1985-01-01
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About the Book

With a focus on enhancing worker productivity in all major employment settings, experts discuss innovative methods of implementing computer technology in business with consideration given to the psychological effects of computerization on employees. This provocative book addresses the most critical obstacles that businesses face from employees when computers are integrated into the workplace, including fear, lack of acceptance, and lack of motivation.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction: Productivity on a Chip?

  • Factors in Successful Implementation of Computer-Based Office Information Systems: A Review of the Literature With Suggestions for OBM Research
  • Physician Utilization of Computers: A Network Analysis of the Diffusion Process
  • Computer Fear and Addiction: Analysis, Prevention, and Possible Modification
  • The Hardware-Happiness Hype
  • Matching Technology and Organizational Structure: A Case Study in White Collar Productivity Improvement
  • The Impact of Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems on the First-Line Supervisor
  • Skills, Motivation, and Interdependencies: The Effective Use of New Computing Technology
  • Implementing Computerization in Hospitals: A Case Study of the Behavioral and Attitudinal Impacts of a Medical Information System
  • The Effects of Two Types of Automated Feedback on the Performance of a Community Mental Health Center Staff
  • A Cast Study of Micro-computer Utilization and Staff Efficiency: A Five-Year Analysis
  • Applications of Computer Technology to Learning Therapy

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