Whether the technology in use is current or somewhat out of date.
Develop a list of four or five major employers in your area.
Find answers to the following questions by visiting the company, talking with an employee, or accessing the company’s website.
What are the primary products or services of the business or organization?
What percentage of the employees at this location work in offices?
What is the primary purpose of the office? What tasks do office workers perform?
Do any employees work in an alternative office? How many workers telecommute? If there are workers who telecommute, how many of them are considered office workers?
What technology is being used in preparing letters and reports? For telecommunications? For records management?
In general, determine whether the technology in use is current or somewhat out of date.
Prepare a written report of one to two pages in which you present the information you gathered.
Participate in a discussion that summarizes what offices are like in your community.