Weekly Discussion

Technology & Work Related Inequities

Reflect on this week’s resources and the role of technology in easing/exacerbating work related issues. Integrate the findings of two scholarly articles to connect your experience within broader context of work related inequities. Compare and contrast your experience with your findings. Be sure to address the widening digital divide when you analyze the role of technology in easing/exacerbating work related inequities.


Required References

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Charoensukmongkol, P. (2014, July 01). Effects of support and job demands on social media use and work outcomes. Computers in Human Behavior, 36(71), 340-349. Retrieved from http://www.looooker.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Effects-of-support-and-job-demands-on-social-media-use-and-work-outcomes.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Hargittai, E. (2003). The digital divide and what to do about it. In D. C. Jones (Eds.), New Economy Handbook (822-841). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. 2003.

Offer, S. (2014). The Costs of Thinking About Work and Family: Mental Labor, Work-Family Spillover, and Gender Inequality Among Parents in Dual-Earner Families. Sociological Forum, 29(4), 916-936. doi:10.1111/socf.12126  Available in Academic Search Premier

Noonan, M. C., & Glass, J. L. (June 01, 2012). The hard truth about telecommuting. Monthly Labor Review, 135(6), 38-45. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2012/06/art3full.pdf

TEDx Talks. (2010, May 25). TEDxDesMoines – Christian Renaud – Future of the workplace and workforce [Video file]. Retrieved fromTEDxDesMoines – Christian Renaud – Future of the Workplace and Workforce