exercises

19. groupware

EXERCISE 19.4

How do you think groupware is likely to affect our lives in the future? Justify your answer with examples.

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There are many possible issues. Answer can focus on email and the ease of communication - but could be anything reasonable. Should assess its impact in terms of widening social group, electronic village, also issues such as addiction and loss of face to face contact. Groupware is likely to integrate more smoothly as it becomes more 'incidental'. Other issues may be home working, flexible work patterns and changes in management structures.

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