Technology (part 3)

As we can see the entire system of working from home may have a positive social impact in the future permitting us to have a much more natural work-life balance and will heal some of the disastrous effects of the post industrial revolution transformations in the society. A huge percentage of the population will dwell closer to family, local communities will be rejuvenated, in reality it is happening as we speak, and kids will benefit from “more family”, and all these things will have a major impact on our lives and the society at large because as families become good, society will also benefit from it since family forms the basic building block of society and eventually the nation as a whole.

It should be noted if the people working from home does not renew their social skills of building local friendships, or live near family or try to have the free life independent of domination unlike other office workers and indulge only in juggling with words and phrases (as in the case of freelance writers) and only work whole day everyday, the effect can be very disastrous! It can promote only self centered individuals who ultimately give no contribution to the society or country they live in (Frone et al, 1992). The reason why most people like to work at home is that they get quality time to spend with their family. They can be with the family at the same time successfully running the business (Burke and Greenglass, 1999). If it is an office based work it will be difficult do both simultaneously. Another good reason is the flexibility of schedule. They can start working any time they feel like working, there is no boss to give orders and no tasks that needs to be done in an uncomfortable deadline. It can be very helpful for creative workers like graphic designers or journalists since being at home can really help them creatively because they are in their own comfort zone which helps strengthen their creative flow processes immensely (Frone et al, 1992).

In a world wide statistics it was found that people living in developed cities are more addicted to telephonic way of communication. International data on the count of telephones per household also supports this finding; ‘urbanized nations’ usage of telephone is obviously very high.

More empirical proofs project a vivid connection between face-to-face interactions and telecommunications (Frone et al, 1992). The most interesting finding is that most of the phone calls are made to people who are quite close by distance. Again there is solid evidence for rise in business travel (face-to-face meetings) that has occurred despite, and perhaps because of, the recent advancement in communication facilities (Burke and Greenglass, 1999). Improvements in telecommunications also may have helped the substantial rise in economic and social dependency among business group, and this increase in co partnership obviously means more face-to-face conferences compared to video conferences aided by technology! Hence like any other things technology also can be a boon or curse to mankind depending upon the attitude of each individual (Frone et al, 1997).

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