Essays on Does Automation Bring Qualitative Changes in Organizational Structure More Than Efficiency Research Proposal

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The paper "Does Automation Bring Qualitative Changes in Organizational Structure More Than Efficiency" is an outstanding example of a business research proposal. This research proposal highlights the changes that have been noticed in industries on account of automation, both in terms of office computerization and also in terms of manufacture. It seeks to find an answer to the question: “ Does Automation bring qualitative changes in organizational Structure more than efficiency? ” Introduction Most industries have been automated, including all industries that hitherto relied exclusively on manual labour. We have construction, shipping, and even the simple paint shops automated today.

The most important automaton occurred silently after IBM brought out the business machines – computers for business. The computerization of most business and industrial sectors has resulted in the automation of most of the industries. There are two types of automation, one using humans and the other that do not. The ‘ Human automated system’ is not the automatic assembly line of Ford. A simple operation has been reconverted to make humans a cog in the chain of production. Chicken farmers processed chicken in a small way.

Companies in the business automated most parts using pulleys and lines and chicken is processed in thousands per hour. The automation equipment is little, but the workforce has been organized with simple machines and tools to create an effect of complete automation. It does have a serious impact on the workforce, quality and method of work. However, it is not true automation in the sense we define it and hence is omitted from this proposal. We also omit assembly lines and the semi-automated environs in industries where we find a machine replacing labour totally.

The tractor, for example, replaced the plowman and the automatic vending machine replaced the counter clerk. To compare the efficiency of the counter girl replaced by the automatic vending machine is superfluous and not in the ambit of this research, and similar is the case of the teller replaced by an ATM.

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