Diffusion of New Technologies in the Workplace

Innovations or new technologies can take many forms. Most often the phrase “new technologies” is associated with developments in the computing world such as faster or smaller devices that increase our communication and information sharing. More broadly, technology in the workplace may include new farm equipment and the use of satellites to guide a tractor without a driver plowing a field. Considering technology in this broader sense, various examples can be used to describe the process of adoption and diffusion. Simply put, technology adoption is the choice to use a new intervention for work. Diffusion is the process by which something new spreads throughout a population. Ultimately, until many users adopt a technology it has little impact on our culture and well-being, therefore one of ...

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