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Electronic Gadgets Influencing Work Efficiency


									                                           Electronic Gadgets Influencing Work Efficiency
                                Introduction                                                                                                                   Definition
                                In this era, we have witnessed the evolution of electronic gadgets                                                             Work Efficiency: a measure of the output against the input for a certain task
                                whereby they have become a norm everywhere. Electronic Devices are                                                             Tangible factors which define output: time, quality, quantity
                                now a prerequisite in both work and leisure, underlying our                                                                    Intangible factors which affect output: concentration
                                dependence on it.
                                Hence the question, do electronic devices improve our work efficiency,                                                         Conclusion
                                or does it have a negative influence?                                                                                          In conclusion, a majority of respondents felt that electronic devices improved the
                                                                                                                                                               quality of work and the efficiency of their work. However, the percentage of people
                                                                                                                                                               who felt as such decreased as their average age went up. Males also tended to agree
                                Survey                                                                                                                         more than females. In general, the older age group tended to be more distrusting of
                                Topic: Electronic Gadgets Influencing Work Efficiency                                                                          electronic devices as compared to youths, possibly due to their lack of receptivity to
                                Sample Size: 186 Singaporeans                                                                                                  change.
Definition, Date
Obtained: 12/3/06               Age Range: 25 to 65 years old, working adults                                                                                  Hence, it is definitive that as long as electronic gadgets are not abused by the user, it
http://wordnet.princeton        Electronic Devices: Mobile Phones, PDAs, Laptops, MP3 Players                                                                  allows for greater efficiency in one’s work. Also, it is ironic that the majority of people
.edu/perl/webwn?s=effici                                                                                                                                       who abuse it (the youths), are also the ones who come up with work of better quality,
ency                                                                                                                                                           emphasizing the fact that youths today are sculptured into a world whereby time is of
                                                                                                                                                               the essence and multitasking is no longer a thing for the future.

                                   Information of Respondents according to Age Group &                             Are Electronic Gadgets Abused During Work?                             Electronic devices improve quality of work?                         Elect ronic Dev ies Allows one t o Focus on

                                                                                                        100                                                                      70
                                                                                                        80                                                                       60                                                                    150
                                                                                                        60                                                                       50                 74
                                                                                              25-35                                                                                                                                                    100
                                                                                                    %                                                                         % 40
                                                                                              35-45     40
                                                                                              45-55                                                                              30
                                                                                              55-65     20
                                                                                                                                                                                 20                                                                      0
                               Males                                                                     0
                                                                                                         25-35                 35-45                  45-55        55-65         10                             16                                           30              60            90                     120
                                                                                                                                    Age Group/yrs                                   0                                                                                    Durat ion of Task/mins
                                       0      20         40      60         80    100                                                                                                                      Respondents
Chart, Date Obtained:                                                                                                                                                                           Improved     No Change     Deproved                                   Y es        No Difference         No
                                                                                                                                       Yes       No
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Compilation of Results
wiki/Chart                             Electronic Gadgets Reduces Time Spent on                               Essentiality of gadgets for work                         In General, do Electronic Devices Improve Efficiency?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                T im e
                                                         Work                                                                                                                                                                               120                                                 Redu ced(M)

                                                                                            100                                                                                                                                             100                                                 T im e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Redu ced(F)
                                                                                            80                                                                                                                                              80                                                  Qu a l i t y
                                                                                            70                                                                                                                                                                                                  En h a n ced(M)
                                                   23%                                                                                                                                                                                      60

                                                                                            60                                                                                                                           Same
                                                                                                                                                                       29%                                                                                                                      Qu a l i t y
                                                                      55%               %   50                                                                                                     29%                   No                                                                     En h a n ced(F)
                                               22%                                                                                                                            52%                                                           40
                                                                                            40                                                                                                           23%             Yes, Males
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Qu a n t i t y
                                                                                            30                                                                                                                           Yes, Females
                                                                                                                                                                       19%                                                                  20                                                  In cr ea sed(M)
                                                                                            10                                                                                                                                                                                                  Qu a n t i t y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             0                                                  Decr ea sed(F)
                                                                                             0                                                                                                                                                    25                45                65
                                                                                                  Cell Phones        PDA          Laptops        MP3 Players
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Age Group/yrs
                                                     Yes      Same    No                                           Essential   Inessential

                                                                                                                       Pictures, Date                                                                    Graphs, Date Obtained:
                                                                                                                       Obtained: 13/3/06                                                                 15/3/06
Koh Xuan Han 4G11                                                                                                      Source:Microsoft                                                        
Tiang Yan Ming 4G32                                                                                                    Powerpoint, Miniclip                                                              a/readtext.asp?txtfile=communi
Neo Ying Jie Nicholas 4G20
Derek Chua Zhenjie 4G5

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