Even though Internet is the new way of communication and also helps one to keep in touch with the loved ones even when they are miles apart; technology is slowly changing us. We used to use our intelligence before for things and now we are depending on the internet and technology. In the article, “Is Google making us Stupid?” Nicholas Carr talks about what the internet is doing to our brains. He explains, that internet is taking over our intelligence, and taking over our thinking ability. Carr talks about his own experience of how he used to read a long, length article very easily and now since everything is online, he is having difficulties concentrating in article because he is forced to use a technology. “Immersing myself in a book or a
Its old platform was based mainly around e-mail, which was unable to reach its largely mobile workforce and did not allow the company email service to connect with employee’s mobile phones. Their current platform which the companies uses is an Intranet portal to support worldwide collaboration and communication of corporate strategy which is provided by Microsoft® Online Services and Microsoft on-premises software. Another advantage of using this information for this decision
The purpose of this brief is to determine wether to establish work-at-home policy for selected employees at the Q-tel Pty Ltd. Information and communication technologies (ICT) make it possible for employees to work at home and deliver their work output to the firm by those ICT. This work arrangement is called telecommuting (Sarbu, 2015).
Recently there has been a growing request for options to telework/telecommute in various departments within the company. I recommend the Human Resource department adopt a policy that will include procedures for selection criteria, approval of planned schedule, work, or project, and managerial oversight. To meet the needs of our employees we recognize having more flexibility in work schedules will alleviate work and family conflict by adopting a policy around telecommuting (Pynes, 2014, pg 265). Having a formal policy in place will minimize any misuse of this perceived benefit and will ensure all requests are considered fairly.
can create flexibility, better customer service, and increased productivity. This will also create a home-based virtual office environment. This will help with employee retention, especially those that are experienced and skilled.
Many people work in telecommuting jobs where all they really need is a place to sit and a computer with internet connection. Other businesses allow workers to work from home or set them a set of working hours on site.
Employees are not the ones who are making decisions. It may be difficult to get employees to want to try working from home, but the company will give employees the decision to work from home or continue working at the main work office; however, the company would prefer that the employees take a trial period to determine if it is something they really don't want to do.
Yahoo announced in 2013 that it would no longer offer the option for employees to work remotely. Although technology has evolved and created the ability to work remotely, productivity can diminish if management is not in place to accommodate and support the endeavor. If implemented properly, companies can benefit from employees working remotely by realizing cost savings of office space and utilities, employee retention and broadening their candidate pool. However, working remotely will fail due to management oversite, not hiring the right people, and a lack of communication and collaboration between the company and its employees. In my opinion, Yahoo messed up…big time!
In the essay “Is Google Making Us Stupid” written by Nicholas Carr, Implies that Google is making us lazy and I do agree when Carr points out and states “And what the next seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation.” In this statement alone Carr is implying that the unlimited resources of information that Google and other web search engines are providing right down to our fingertips is making our mind lazy, and we no longer need to concentrate on physically searching for that information like we used to before the Internet by going to libraries, and read books, or search through newspapers and articles.
Over the years, technology has developed into something that we cannot live without. Society is constantly being dictated and reshaped by the newest technology. In Nicholas Carr’s article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid”, he expounded on the uncomfortable sense that someone, or something was tinkering with his brain. He realized that he’s not thinking the way he used to. Additionally, he explains how our brains aren’t familiar with critical thinking anymore. He also introduces the idea that the Internet is doing more harm to us than good. I believe Carr’s ideas on the negative effects of the Internet are well founded. The validity surrounds us daily.
BuzzFeed makes the majority of its money on ads that pretend to be content, but can it keep up this charade? Or, is the Starbucks-sponsored “10 Summer Emojis That Should Definitely Exist” no charade at all, but actually the future of media that we should just smile and accept?
Open Work helped Sun to reduce the operating cost, increase employee satisfaction and maintain a strong productivity. The program utilized the tools, technologies and support to enable employees to work from anywhere, anytime. Despite these significant advantages there are a few limitations and disadvantages of this scheme.
In this day and age, many companies are allowing people to work from home to expand their business. The people that mange these workers face many challenges. This paper addresses some of the issues and discusses ways to keep remote workers engaged.
2010 also boasted a healthy year for Yahoo! in terms of it’s business evolution and communication initiatives. For one, Yahoo! Mail Beta, a faster and more social communications experience that allows users to navigate easily and organize their inbox, browse photos and videos, more efficiently search for emails and benefit from improved spam protection was launched. Also launched was Yahoo! Messenger Beta, which allows users to play social games from publishers including Zynga Inc., ELEX and OMGPOP, share their status across networks, and view, comment on, and “like” updates from Yahoo! Pulse, Flickr, Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. – all from their instant messaging client.