Gestão & Produção
Print version ISSN 0104-530X
BORGES, Paulo César Simões. Impacts of information technology on "white collar" work. Gest. Prod. [online]. 1995, vol.2, n.2, pp. 181-192. ISSN 0104-530X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-530X1995000200006.
Huge investiments in information technology (IT) have been directed to business process improvements. Generally, such investments are limited to the sole automation of already existing processes, which continue to be performed according to the same rules and by the same professionals prior to IT. A consequence of this kind of automation is the low producti-vity increase in white collar work. An alternative to this problem is business process reengi-neering, which, via the creative use of IT, strives to establish much more effective ways of performing work. However, very often such new ways affect the professional skills and the nature of the work. This paper discusses the impacts of IT on white collar work.
Keywords : information technology; white collar work; work organization; business process; reengineering.