THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT ON THE SECRETARY IN A MODERN OFFICE. ( A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELLECTED BANKS IN UMUAHIA, ABIA STATE)
This research work has been carried out to determine the fate of secretaries with regard to increase in technological advancement. The instruments used in gathering data for this study are, the questionnaire, oral interview and observation. The scope of study covered are three selected banks in Umuahia, Abia State. Namely: Union Bank, standard Trust bank and first bank Nigeria Plc. The data were collected from sample secretaries in the above mentioned banks and were analyzed using percentage.
From the result of the abalysis, it was discovered that all this technological advancement has helped to improve the activities of secretaries in the officer thereby increasing their productivity as well as enhancing their job security.
However, from the summary and findings, it was recommended that secretaries need to go on training, so as to able to handle this modern equipment efficiently. And also, that their training process still continues, if there is any introduction of new machine in future.
More so, secretaries should not be afraid of this new machine, they should not feel that they will be displaced, rather they should accept it and see it as a helpful too, that helps in making their job accurate and first.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of the problem
1.3 Purpose of the study
1.4 Significance of study
1.5 Scope of the study
1.6 Research questions
1.7 Definition of terms
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.1 The origin of secretarial profession
2.2 Technological advancement and manpower development
2.3 Abuse of secretarial profession
2.4 The secretary and the modern office
2.5 Recent development in electric typewriter
2.6 The secretary and the telephone
2.7 The effects of the word processor and electric typewriter in the work of a secretary.
2.8 Structure of technological changes and the secretarial roles
2.9 The effects of technological development on secretaries
3.1 Area of study
3.3 Sample and sampling techniques
3.4 Instruments used for data collection
3.5 Description of instruments used
3.6 Validation of the instrument
3.7 Method of data analysis
4.1 Presentation of data and analysis
4.2 Table 1
4.3 Distribution of questionnaires and retrieval
5.1 Discussion of findings