Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 6 months ago

why companies pay for employees if they can get machines or computers to do  jobs cheaper, faster than their employees can? If not better?

why have cities with big office buildings especially? everyone working from home and getting more work done? why drive all the way to a downtown area to work in an office? is it a social event or something more sinister like a psychological rat maze for the elites to entertain themselves watching?

6 Answers

  • Troy
    Lv 6
    6 months ago
    Favourite answer

    They are not getting more done. A few are getting more done. A few types of workloads can be done more effectively at home and some people are the type to get that workload done without a structured environment. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    While that sounds really cool. Its not practical in the long run.

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    This is not a philosophy question, Anon.  Since it is about business and computer technology, why not move it to Business and Finance.

    Workers at home are not as productive at workers in an office environment.  Children playing. Food smells from the kitchen or the next apartment.  Someone running the vacuum cleaner.  The t.v. in the next room.  No or little contact with colleagues   How can one concentrate on work?

  • 6 months ago

    Ummm.  When those buildings were built the internet hadn't been invented yet.  Things have not always been the way they are now.

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  • 6 months ago

    At the end of a whole generation of truck drivers, now obsolete totally due to the new automatic driving trucks, find sitting around complaining instead of driving all I am able to do.  What is going to pay for that?  In fact I can't even do that.  I don't have enough money to sit around complaining.  Yet that is all I am able to do.  Oh well.  So much for robotization. 

  • 6 months ago

    One, this has ZILCH to do with Politics.

    Because they NEED the people to do things that machines CANNOT do.


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