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Impact of ICT on Society - The advantages and disadvantages of teleworking.

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Unit 9: Impact of ICT on Society Task 1: The advantages and disadvantages of teleworking. 1.1 Employee Advantages for Employee Disadvantages for Employee Working hours would be more flexible depending on job e.g. reporter for newspaper would have to write up a story that happened in the morning straight away. Employee may feel isolated due to lack of social contact with other employees. Save on travel costs and inconvenience of travel. Hard for employee to separate work from home. For example if the employee has children running around the house it would be hard for them to concentrate on there work. Possibly get more work done because you are in your own environment. It would be harder to sort out technical problems if you work from home. No ICT support. 1.2 Employer Advantages for Employer Disadvantages for Employer Fewer staff at offices so no need for lots of offices. It is harder to control and monitor the workforce if they are not in the office with you. ...read more.


Email is asynchronous communication, which means communication that does not occur at the same time. So when someone sends a message, which can be read by the recipient at any time, which is convenient for him or her. This is a very useful factor for communicating between long distances and different world time zones. Another advantage of email is as I have said before it is a cheap service. So email allows us to have a large number of correspondents worldwide, for example you can send an email from the U.K. to New Zealand and this will only cost the Internet connection. The disadvantages of email as a means of communication are that there can be a low level of security and privacy. Also occasionally some messages can be delivered to individuals other than the intended recipient. This can happen because of simple mistakes such as typing letters in the email address incorrectly etc. 2.2 Evaluate the use of laptop and portable printing for use of quotations The use of laptops and portable printing for use of quotations is very good for building installation businesses. ...read more.


Task: The effects of automation. 3.1 The advantages and disadvantages of automation for employees The advantages of he effects of automation on employees are that it creates some new jobs. For example people have to design the robots and people have to service them. Automation creates more technical jobs. The disadvantages of automation for employees are hat it can take away jobs. For example the use of robotics can involve the replacement of human labour because humans are no longer needed for factory operations and robots can do this work 3.2 The advantages and disadvantages of automation for employers The advantages to the employer of the effects of automation are that they would not have to have as many workers as automated processes can do that work. This would mean that they would not have to pay as many workers. Another advantage to the employee is that although jobs are lost, population increases and consumer demand for the products of automation has compensated for these losses. Neil Marshall Centre Number: 50615 Candidate Number: 7113 1 ...read more.

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