Saturday, May 2, 2015

How Technology Has Affected Wages for the Last 200 Years

     The world has changed for the last 200 years significantly. The rapid development of new technologies over the decades and the view of the online world have changed the way people live, communicate and work (Hall, 2009). To sort technology we will have three basic categories: informative, which helps to obtain and use information. Second, communicative, which includes language, signs, and the like which helps people to communicate with each other and the last, useful, such as electricity and running water (Moradi, 2015). Technology bring a lot of  advantages and disadvantages to industries.

     Different industries have utilized technology for different purposes. During the Industrial Revolution, organization and companies employed the new technologies which tailored a lot of economic advantages. "Large numbers of ordinary workers eventually saw robust wage growth thanks to new technology" (Bessen, 2015). Then, wages started to decline after appearance of more advanced technologies which replaced the ordinary workers with some advanced machines to complete the production process.

     To overcome the problem of replacing workers and declining in wages, people had to learn new skills and knowledge. "This learning turned out to be surprisingly slow and difficult, yet it was the key to higher wages" (Bessen, 2015). Technical skills learned through experience gives workers with little education opportunities to get higher position than they have with higher wages.

     Naturally, new technologies and skills are not the only factors that affect on wages. "Growing capital investments made the workers more productive and growing opportunities for women workers helped increase their pay" (Bessen, 2015). Perhaps, technology in future will be more advanced and industries replace workers with innovative machines.    



Bessen, J. (2015). How Technology Has Affected Wages for the Last 200 Years.

Hall, M. (2009). Changes in Technology in the Past Decade. Retrieved from:

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How to Refocus a Meeting After Someone Interrupts?

     Conducting an effective meeting can produce a good result and help to achieve the organization goals. "Meetings in the workplace regularly bring people together to share information, develop strategies, work toward common goals and celebrate successes" (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2009, p.1). Planning, following the agenda, set appropriate time and encouraging participants for a feedback are some ways to run an active meeting. Despite diligence, the meeting could be interrupted by a lot of internal or external factors.

     One of strong internal factor that can interrupt the meeting is the participants. “When someone interrupts you, blocks you, or otherwise thwarts your intended action, it’s natural to feel upset” (Knight, 2015). Interruptions at the wrong time can affect the meeting and have serious consequences. Loss of concentration is one of major issues of interrupting while talking which will cause consume a time during the meeting (Carrier, 2009). Also, interrupting may expose the leader to possible awkward situation which may affect the relationship between the members. Handling the situation properly by the leader can help to overcome any cons.      

      Dealing with interruption is the key if the meetings will continue effectively or will end with bad results. It is important to lead and respond rather than getting emotional and acting with anger because this will lose the trust between the members (Coetser, 2015). Knight (2015) adviced the leader of the meeting to react with humor, kindness and inclusion. Moreover, modulating tone of voice and inflection when respond to the person who is interrupting and talk in frustrated way are some ways to react in proper way in front of the members.




Carrier L. (2009). What are the Effects of Getting Interrupted. Retrieved from

Coetser M. (2015). Ignoring Others - The Facts, the Consequences, the Restoration of Peace.             Retrieved from

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada(2009). Guide to Planning Inclusive                      Meetings.   

 Knight R. (2015). How to Refocus a Meeting After Someone Interrupts.







What to Do If You Feel Stuck in the Wrong Career?

     Over the last decades, choosing the right career has become an important topic for career professional's minds. Making major career change have risen significantly and continue to grow between large numbers of people (Ibarra, 2002). To understand and choose career correctly, Brown (2002) mentioned three board factors: (1) clear understanding of yourself, abilities and interests; (2) knowledge of requirement, condition of success and opportunities; (3) relations between these two groups of fact.

     Continue working in not preferred career results a negative performance in the work environment, less productivity and may waste time while working. In addition, being in a wrong job may effect on others when provide a service or dealing with people. "Having to concentrate for long periods on tasks you find mundane, repetitive, or unsatisfying can cause high levels of stress" (Smith et al., 2015). On the other hand, choose the right career can avoid most of choosing wrong career disadvantage. It can increase the productivity that will lead to work success and can achieve the work purpose.

Working in something the person like seen as an ideal that few can achieve, but those who do are the ones who have truly won the lottery of life. "Loving your job requires that you utilize what you're best at your talent, and the result of your work gives you fulfillment (purpose)" (Garnett, 2014). By being strong with a talent people can utilize their abilities strongly in the work environment that will lead to taking right decisions, reach the goal quickly and raise their satisfaction.




Brown D. ,(2002). Career Choice and Development. New York: Josscy Bass.

 Smith M., Robinson L. & Segal R. (2015). Finding the Right Career. Retrieved from:

 Ibarra H. (2002). How to Stay Stuck in the Wrong Career.