HR management and strategies
|Event Date/Time: Nov 05, 2009||End Date/Time: Nov 06, 2009|
One of the most prominent factors impacting organizations and employees today is technological change and advancement. Accelerated investment and innovation in information technology (IT) offers prospects for conducting business in ways that are radically different from the past.
Spending on IT has increased faster than expected in recent years.
Despite the growing presence of IT within organizations and spending on IT we do not have clear answer to this question that Whether or not productivity will be increased as a result of IT investment, it has been the subject of considerable debate. Some of the studies have attempted to find a statistical correlation between spending on IT and productivity improvement. While some studies find a negative or non-significant correlation between total factor productivity and IT investment, others find that ITs make a positive contribution to outcome indicators.
This paper describes a field research study of the effect of information technology (IT) usage on labor productivity. Statistical data were collected by questionnaire. The questionnaire design was based on an extensive survey of literature on IT and productivity relationships. To assess the reliability and validity , alpha test was used. Results of the study, is based on a random sample of managers and personnel in subway firm. The descriptive variables in this research include human resource productivity (dependent variable) and information technology (independent variable). Human resource productivity evaluated with reduce in product cost, reduce product process levels, improvement in services and production, job satisfaction and innovation for personnel productivity and addition these indicators with scheduling, decision making, coordination and control for managers productivity. To describe demographical variables, descriptive analysis, and for testing hypotheses and responding to research questions Binomial and chi-square
Tests were used.
Statistical findings show positive effects of information technology usage on human resource productivity but comparison between managers and employees have significant difference. This difference is probably as a result of their different points of view in implementing IT.