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how digital and technological growth can assist the organization:

I will complete the voice narration.
You have recently started
working for a local department store in the Operations Department. Upon
settling into your new position, you come to realize that they have outdated
business practices. In your past work experience, you have utilized various
forms of technology to complete daily job functions and have been part of
updating technology to meet the demands of your organization. Technological
advances can address all areas of the business including, but not limited to,
how applicants apply for positions, the type of phone and computer systems
operated, cash register functions, marketing methods, etc.
You have shared your
thoughts with your supervisor, and he has tasked you with putting together a
narrated presentation, with visuals for your peers, to share the overall
benefits of utilizing modern technology to help improve overall efficiency for
the business and help to expand the consumer base for the store.
For this narrated visual
presentation, you are to reflect upon and include discussion of the following
topics or categories:
o Demonstrate
how digital and technological growth can assist the organization:
o Provide
a definition for digital growth.
o Explain
how digital growth has impacted organizations.
o Describe
how digital growth impacts society as a whole and your store in the future.
o Demonstrate
how an individual creates their own digital identity, how it can impact
organizational identity, and how these can be impacted by changes to technology:
o Explain
some key methods of identity development.
o How can
technology and digital forums help with personal or organizational identity
formation?
o What do
individuals and employees as a whole have to do with developing the identity of
an organization?
o Demonstrate
challenges and benefits to upgrading technological resources:
o Describe
main sociological theories that can describe an individual or a store’s ability
to access technological resources.
o Identify
some key examples of societal change due to technology. What does this imply
for your store?
o What is
the digital divide and how can this impact the use of technology in your store?
o Examine
your organization through a sociological perspective and explain benefits of
change to the organization:
o Conflict
Theory – How is it defined and how would a Conflict Theorist justify upgrades
in technology
o Symbolic
Interaction Theory – How is it defined and how would a Symbolic Interactionist
justify or explain the need for upgrades to technology?
o Outline
additional theories that can help explain the need for technological growth at
your store.
o Demonstrate
the ability to evaluate the evolution of language within online environments
and with the use of enhanced technology:
o Examine
some of the changes to technology that have impact language and communication.
o Discuss
differences in access to and familiarity with technology such as generational
differences, socioeconomic differences, etc. How might this impact your store?
o Consider
how communication could change within your store for employees and consumers
with various types of technology.
o Demonstrate
how deviance in the physical and virtual world could impact your store:
o Provide
a definition deviance in both the physical and the virtual world.
o Explain
how deviant behaviors have led to changes at your store and what considerations
should be taken into account when upgrading technology at your store.
Consider Conflict Theory
and Symbolic Interaction theory and how they would explain deviance and a
method to overcome it at your store. On your final narrated visual, provide a
summary that directly ties together your visuals and discussion points, and
provide an overall statement of the benefits of updating technological
resources to help the store run more efficiently.
Before recording your
final narration, rehearse your presentation as if you are delivering it to a
live audience so that you are fully prepared. Your presentation should be
fluent and fluid in nature so that it is clear that you are the expert on the
material that you are presenting to your audience.