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Overcoming High–Tech Anxiety. Thriving in a Wired World

  • ID: 2210797
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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High–level technology has forever changed–and continues to change–the way we work and the skill sets we need to succeed in our careers. So whether you′re growing your own business, looking for a promotion, or changing jobs, chances are you′ll have to master a new skills along the way. For those of us who weren′t born with a computer in our hands, keeping up with constant technological advances can seem overwhelming. But adjusting to the new world of work that technology has created is much easier than it appears. This book gives all of us the tools we need to thrive in the information age.

Beverly Goldberg sifts through the high–tech hyperbole and provides a context for understanding the new computer and communication

systems that connect us in so many intimidating and exciting ways. She then presents a six–step action plan for accepting the new state of constant change, coming to grips with the ways it has transformed the workplace, and mastering the skills we need for success.

By altering our attitudes about change and providing step–by–step guidelines for building our skills, she eases the anxiety many of us feel about the future. She shows how to gather the knowledge necessary to comprehend the new technologies critical to our specific jobs. She explains how to acquire the technical skills we need now and anticipate those we will need in the future. She demonstrates ways to use networks to connect with people who can give us help when we need it and to build trusting business relationships on–line. And she teaches us how to reinvent ourselves continually and prepare for twenty–first century careers.

With tip sheets that identify specific actions to take and a concluding chapter that anticipates the road ahead, Overcoming High–Tech Anxiety provides the support, guidance, and practical advice we all need to stay up to speed.

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Preface.

Welcome to the New World.

A Framework for Overcoming High–Tech Anxiety.

Accepting the Constancy of Change.

Understanding Today′s Workplace.

Gathering Knowledge from the Garden of Past Events.

Networking: Making Critical Connections.

Learning to Trust in Electronic Relationships.

The Art of Reinvention.

Looking Beyond Tomorrow.
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"Buckle your seat belt! The ride into our technological future will be very bumpy. But we need not be anxious about it if we follow Beverly Goldberg′s advice. With her guidance it can be a rewarding and enjoyable ride after all."(Richard O. Mason, director, Carl H. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, Southern Methodist University, Dallas)

"Beverly Goldberg′s new book gives us information, historical perspectives, analogies, and strategies that will help us conquer our fears about the overwhelming technology we confront in nearly every aspect of our lives. By following her advice, we can all be successful in the technical world of tomorrow."(Donna Zimmer, diversity practice leader, Shell Services International)

"A lot of people continue to shudder at the dawn of the Information Age, but Beverly Goldberg more than tames the digital beast. She patiently puts a hand on the reader′s shoulder and explains that there′s little to fear from e–mail, corporate intranets, and the World Wide Web. More than that, she is the server of a can–do spirit, showing how the new media can be a boon to career and personal interests alike."(Tom Brown, president, Management General)

"The author does an excellent job of giving readers ideas and understanding to cope with high–tech anxiety....well written, very clear, smart, and articulate."(Marcia Ruben, principal, Ruben Consulting Group)
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