Southern Illinois University-Carbondale WED
Department of Workforce Education & Development
Difficulty keeping up with new information
Education resources out-of-date before printing
Almost 1/2 of workers report their job affected by technological
Greatest increase in employment will be collecting, analyzing, and
How to introduce technological change into jobs?
How to address information processing needs?
How to anticipate needs?
What skills are needed?
What is workforce/vocational responsibility?
How will new jobs be classified?
How is information protected?
Features of work:
Fewer middle managers
Large sized companies
Mergers, acquisitions and alliances (MA & A) Mergers and
acquisitions exceeded $3.195 billion worldwide in 1999. The trend is
rushing forward, and MA & A and joint venture activities are
"transforming whole industries." Examples of MA & A activity abound,
such as those of Virgin Atlantic and Singapore Airlines, AOL and Time
Warner, Daimler-Chrysler, Vodafone and Mannesmann, and more
(Temporal, 2001, p 194).