ICT in the workplace

Computers and internet access have transformed the way many people work:

  • businesses hardly use written letters
  • documents are mostly sent by email than by post or fax
  • employees with laptops or smartphones can work from home or while they travel

There are positives to an employee having a computer, especially one with internet access:

  • use of email and instant messenger to interact with colleagues and clients
  • access a host of information online to help with research-related tasks

But there are negatives too. The internet is full of distractions and employees may prefer to play games, browse and update social networking sites or reply to personal emails and instant messages than to get on with their work.

Employers are sometimes aware of this and block certain websites. this however maybe removed during lunch or after work hours.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s