BUSN115 Workers Robots Discussions

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BUSN115 Workers Robots Discussions
Are you concerned that automation may increase unemployment or underemployment in the United…

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BUSN115 Workers Robots Discussions

BUSN115 Workers Robots Discussions

Week 6 All Students Posts 38 Pages

Are you concerned that automation may increase unemployment or underemployment in the United States and around the world? Why? Why not? Is using robotic technology in a factory in the United States a fair and equitable solution to the high cost of human labor? Why? Why not? Can you explain in your own words what you believe a company culture is?  If you use the textbook for your explanation please be sure to provide an in-text citation. What kind of company culture would you try to create if you owned a business? How do most companies use operations management to stay competitive in their respective industries? What keeps a company from offshore outsourcing its production process?

Only short-term thinking could argue that automation would decrease employment.  To be sure, unskilled labor, repetitive labor, purely mechanical jobs will decrease, and thankfully so.  History is full of such occasions (with the accompanying fear of unemployment):  the Luddites, who thought that the automatic weaving machines would be detrimental to hand-weavers; the cotton gin, which threatened the slave-owners; the assembly-line of Henry Ford, which threatened the horse-and-carriage trade…