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Standard 30.Understands the impact of information systems and technology on business and society
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Understands that information systems and technology have affected social ideals (e.g., worker/manager protocols; attitudes toward work, family, school, other cultures)
   2. Knows how information systems and technology have caused greater interdependence among workers, organizations, and nations (e.g., workers that travel frequently can keep in close touch with the office via cell phone and e-mail)
   3. Understands how information systems and technology have changed the breadth and level of worker responsibilities (e.g., electronic funds transfer reduces the duties of a bank teller)
   4. Knows ways that information systems and technology have contributed to worker productivity (e.g., information systems technology has taken over some repetitive, boring, time-consuming tasks, freeing employees up for other work)
   5. Knows economic effects of using information systems (e.g., high cost to business when purchasing equipment, reduced staff numbers, retraining of staff)
   6. Knows that the implementation of information systems and technology may help to resolve conflicts within the workplace (e.g., acquiring new skills may allow for job rotation to help reduce employee boredom)
   7. Understands the relationship of rapidly changing technology and information systems to global competition, and job creation, obsolescence and supply/demand