- to study and report on how computers have affected employment levels, job content and structure, working conditions, career patterns, and participation problems;
- to give an account of problems relating to computers and work, and of proposed measures for dealing with these problems;
- to encourage and support the design and development of systems which promote not only efficiency but provide job satisfaction, for example through interesting work and reduction of stress.
The effects of computerization on the lives of three distinct groups of person:
- computer professionals,
- users of computers,
- non-users affected by computers.