The Importance of the Computer in the Workplace

The role of the computer in the workplace is not only limited to the management level, but it also extends beyond the cubicle. Employees can collaborate with their colleagues across the globe, while also benefiting middle management in many ways. Computers can reduce workplace injuries and boost productivity, for example. Here are a few ways computers improve the working environment:

Computers increase productivity

The first link in the chain seems to be holding up well. In the 1990s, labor productivity in computer-using sectors increased by 5.7 percent a year. Then the productivity trend turned negative. The U.S. manufacturing sector has recovered somewhat, but the third link appears to have a weaker impact. Computers, however, may have had other consequences. In any event, this study supports the belief that computers increase productivity in the workplace.

They allow employees to collaborate with colleagues across town or across the ocean

Traditionally, collaboration was … Continue reading >>>