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The Impact Of Information Technology On Work Organisations.

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The Impact Of Information Technology On Work Organisations The impact of information technology has significant effects on the structure, management and functioning of most organisations. It demands new patterns of work organisation and effects individual jobs, the formation and structure of groups, the nature of supervision and managerial roles. In the case of new office technology it allows the potential for staff at clerical/operator level to carry out a wider range of functions and to check their own work. The result is a change in the traditional supervisory function and a demand for fewer supervisors. IT has prompted a growing movement towards more automated procedures of work. There is a movement away from large scale, centralized organization to smaller working units. Processes of communication are increasingly limited to computer systems with the rapid transmission of information and immediate access to their national or international offices. ...read more.

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Managers must be responsive to such change. IT and automation create a demanding challenge. The systems nature of organisations emphasises the interrelationships among the major variables or sub systems of the organisations. The implementation and management of technological change needs to be related to its effect on the task, the structure and the people. It is important to avoid destructive conflict, alienating staff including managerial colleagues, or evoking the anger and opposition of unions. At the same time, it is important to avoid incurring increasing costs or a lower level of organisational performance caused by delays in the successful implementation of new technology. Some more impacts http://www.skyrme.com/insights/5itorg.htm Building and Sustaining Innovation is a better thing to do, or a batter way to do it, that increases an organizations ability to achieve its goals. ...read more.

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At the organizational level, we need to ensure that there is a culture that passionately embraces innovation; there exist strategic alignment of innovation initiatives with business goals, policies and processes; and that there is an organization wide focus on the customer and markets. At the operational level of managing innovation, there should be risk acceptance and an understanding that inevitable mistakes and even failures are often the basis for future success; an emphasis on, and tangible support for, exploratory thinking; solid interpersonal relationships and internal teamwork, with a climate of mutual commitment and support; and finally a cross-functional, cross-discipline communication, collaboration and teaming-within the organization and with external partners. In our paper we would like to lay down the path to incorporate innovation into the strategy development, as well as day-to-day operations in a growing organization. Members of staff should not see new ideas and innovations as threats. ...read more.

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