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How does technology affect an organization's productivity and costs? How has your organization used technology?

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//This paper will examine the relationship between technology and the organizational productivity along with the relationship between technology and its effect on costs. Thus, we will talk about the effect of technology on organizational productivity and costs. We will also discuss about the use of technology in the organization//

There is a positive relationship between the organizational productivity and the use of technology in the organization. The implementation of the technology in the production process and other functional areas of the organization definitely improve the performance of the firm in terms of raised productivity. The use of technology in the organization results into the application of more productive structured techniques for better communication, effective utilization of the available resources and faster production process ...

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