Advances in the Technology of Managing People: Contemporary Issues in Business

ISBN: 978-1-78973-074-6, eISBN: 978-1-78973-073-9

Publication date: 10 June 2019


(2019), "Prelims", Gordon, P.A. and Overbey, J.A. (Ed.) Advances in the Technology of Managing People: Contemporary Issues in Business (The Changing Context of Managing People), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. i-xi.



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Advances in the Technology of Managing People

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The Changing Context of Managing People

Edited by Professor Emma Parry, Cranfield School of Management, Swindon, UK

The past two decades have represented a time of unprecedented social, technological, and economic change that has required a transformation in human resource management (HRM). Shifts in demographics, continued increases of women in the workforce, and greater mobility across national borders have led to higher diversity in the workplace. Advances in technology, including social media, have enabled new ways of doing business through faster communications and vast amounts of data made available to all. Mobile technology with its ubiquitous connectivity has led to renewed concerns over work–life balance and extreme jobs. These and many other changes have seen evolving attitudes toward work and careers, leading to different expectations of the workplace and mean that existing ways of managing people may no longer be effective. This series examines in depth the changing context to identify its impact on the HRM and the workforce.

Titles include:

Managing the Ageing Workforce in the East and the West

Matt Flynn, Yuxin Li and Anthony Chiva

Electronic HRM in the Smart Era

Tanya Bondarouk, Huub Ruël and Emma Parry

Work in the 21st Century: How Do I Log On?

Peter K. Ross, Susan Ressia, Elizabeth J. Sander and Emma Parry

Social Recruitment in HRM: A Theoretical Approach and Empirical Analysis

Ginevra Gravili and Monica Fait

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Advances in the Technology of Managing People: Contemporary Issues in Business

Edited By

Pamela A. Gordon, PhD

University of Phoenix, USA

Julie A. Overbey, PhD

University of Phoenix, USA

United Kingdom – North America – Japan India – Malaysia – China

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List of Tables and Figures vii
Foreword ix
List of Contributors xi
Chapter 1 Technology and Globalization: The Evolution of Human Interactions, Values, and Management Practices
Irina A. Weisblat
Chapter 2 Advances in Information Technology Integrated with Strategic Direction
Susan A. Peterson
Chapter 3 Advancing Technologies in Human Resource Development (HRD)
Cynthia L. Banton
Chapter 4 Employee Engagement in 3D Virtual Learning Environments: A Digitized HRD Framework Model for Leadership and Learning
LauraAnn Migliore, Kevin Bottomley and Bridget Arena
Chapter 5 Advanced Information Technology: Improve Workplace Productivity with Balanced Scorecard Actions
David E. Frost
Chapter 6 Managing Emerging Technology and Organizations with Agility
Bryan M. Howell
Chapter 7 The Long Tail of Generation Z and the Future of a Freelance Economy
Anna Copeland Wheatley and Lillie M. Hibbler-Britt
Chapter 8 E-Mentoring 2.0: Changing the Workplace Through Technology
Luciana Crawford-Starks
Chapter 9 Virtual Team Success with the Power of Technology Advancements
Tatiana Walsh
Chapter 10 Managing Technology Implementation Change in a Caribbean Organization
Carol Belle-Hallsworth and Pamela Ann Gordon
Chapter 11 Technological Work Environments: Issues in the Government Sector
Christa Banton
Chapter 12 Issues and Advantages of Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace
David J. Fogarty
Chapter 13 Ambient Intelligence Changes the Office Environment
Torres L. Brown
Chapter 14 Disruptive Innovations: Blockchain and Spinoffs
Mina Richards
Chapter 15 Quantum Leadership: Transmuting Technology
Michael A. Piel, Karen K. Johnson and Karen Putnam
Chapter 16 The Impact of Quantum Teleportation on Business Ethics
Lillie M. Hibbler-Britt and Anna Copeland Wheatley
Index 197

List of Tables and Figures

Chapter 4

Fig. 1. dHRD Framework Model. 39

Chapter 5

Fig. 1. Declaration for an Agile Manifesto and 12 Value Principles. 54
Fig. 2. Four Business Processes and their Strategic Objectives, BSI. 59
Fig. 3. Template: Elements of a BSC Dashboard with Performance Measures, Targets, and Actionable Initiatives. 61

Chapter 9

Fig. 1. Richness of Communication Technology. 101
Table 1. Video Conferencing Tools. 103

Chapter 14

Table 1. Blockchain and Risk Types. 164
Table 2. Pros and Cons of Bitcoin. 166
Table 3. Major Attacks and Threats and Their Targets. 166
Table 4. Trending MIT Digital Currency Projects. 169

Chapter 15

Fig. 1. QTP-Fig. 1. 175
Fig. 2. QTP-Fig. 2. 178


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In my experience in providing IT and IT Security solutions to thousands of clients, the role of IT has evolved to be a strategic component and critical success factor in business planning for today and for the future. Providing secure, emerging, and advanced solutions to the world’s largest financial institutions, media companies, prominent educational institutions, global and national healthcare organizations, and manufacturing companies has provided keen insight to the challenges companies face in a global, digital world.

We live in a connected world where the lines between personal and business tools are blurred. Employees, students, patients, executives, clients, and vendor partners choose organizations based on a seamless user experience, maintaining and demonstrating a secure environment, while providing exemplary service. In the past, these roles and responsibilities would be siloed. In a fully connected and often virtual workplace, we must consider all aspects of the user/employee experience. The following chapters will address the many current, relevant topics that all organizations face today, while providing a path to the future. How we collaborate on a cross-functional level will determine our success in employee and client retention, position us for the future, and keep IT relevant to the business. Companies continue to struggle with attracting and maintaining talent while implementing online tools and education to preserve intellectual capital.

Whether you are responsible in full or in part in developing, maintaining, or executing a strategy for your organization, the content in this book will provide you with basic and advance guidance, thought-provoking strategies, practical applications and tools via case studies that are adaptable to any environment. Ensuring key stakeholders are educated and involved will assist in bridging the gap between technical and non-technical decisions that will positively impact the success of an organization. Gaining knowledge of and understanding how to apply emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, The Cloud, Machine Learning, and the Artificial Intelligence will help you create and maintain an agile workplace. Professionals with a current knowledge of emerging, accelerating, and disruptive technologies and how to apply them in a meaningful, common-sense approach are a valuable part in staying relevant. The following chapters will provide a keen insight into this modern-day challenge.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy the following pages and apply these tools and techniques to enhance your workplace, as I have.

Media A. Landry, Global IT and Security Sales Executive

List of Contributors

Bridget Arena, Grand Canyon University, USA

Christa Banton, University of Phoenix, USA

Cynthia L. Banton, University of Phoenix, USA

Carol Belle-Hallsworth, University of Phoenix, USA

Kevin Bottomley, University of Phoenix, USA

Torres L. Brown, University of Phoenix, USA

Anna Copeland Wheatley, University of Phoenix, USA

Luciana Crawford-Starks, University of Phoenix, USA

David J. Fogarty, Colombia University, USA

David E. Frost, University of Phoenix, USA

Pamela Ann Gordon, University of Phoenix, USA

Lillie M. Hibbler-Britt, University of Phoenix, USA

Bryan M. Howell, University of Phoenix, USA

Karen K. Johnson, University of Phoenix, USA

LauraAnn Migliore, University of Phoenix, USA

Julie A. Overbey, University of Phoenix, USA

Susan A. Peterson, University of California San Diego, USA

Michael A. Piel, IceBridge Research Institute, Colombia

Karen Putnam, University of Phoenix, USA

Mina Richards, University of Phoenix, USA

Tatiana Walsh, College of Business and Information Technology at University of Phoenix, USA

Irina A. Weisblat, The Forbes School of Business and Technology at Ashford University, USA