Behavioral Issues in the Management of Technology,
BALTIMORE UNIV MD
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Considerable discussion today reflects pessimism concerning the effects of technology, and the ability of man to control or manage technology. This paper presents technology as a human activity, capable of being managed. This capability is subject to better understanding and use of human behavior factors involved. The face of technology is usually painted with a mechanistic mien, and pessimistic predictions are made that technology is ruling man in contemporary organizations. Ths is especially heard in defense organizations and related industrial settings. This paper will look at technology from the management view, and examine some options for improving mans use of technology. Those options will be based on the findings and practice of behavioral science.