Alvin Toffler. Physically & psychologically disruptive phenomenon which occurs when individuals are subjected to rapid change in a short period of time.
The purpose of this research is to review Alvin Toffler's book Future Shock by presenting its major ideas and theories and by placing those ideas in... more
The purpose of this research is to review Alvin Toffler's book Future Shock by presenting its major ideas and theories and by placing those ideas in the realm of current research on the psychologically and physically disruptive phenomena which occur when individuals are subjected to rapid environmental and sociological changes in a short period of time. As Alvin Toffler vividly describes in Future Shock, individuals are today facing trying to cope with an existence which is constituted by frequent and rapid changes. Indeed, the rate of change is so rapid that reality appears to many to be nothing more than a kaleidoscope that has gone wild, the changes as dramatic as those experienced by the ancient sea creatures who evolved into land animals. Although these animals were aptly capable of adapting to their newfound environment, it is
This country's employment philosophy has for a long time centered around the ability of a person to have a job over a long period of time, and finally... more
This country's employment philosophy has for a long time centered around the ability of a person to have a job over a long period of time, and finally retire gracefully after many years of service, being rewarded with an ample pension. Higher pay and better working conditions also were associated with length of time on the job. This system had a name: the seniority system. The way one was treated on the job was always something different from the hiring practices of an employee. Though the "boss" would prefer someone to stay a long time on the job, he would also want to hire someone usually fairly young and inexperienced. This way he could pay someone a low salary once that person started work and raise the salary as that person increased his skills the longer he worked on the job. To hire someone outright who had a great deal of skills meant a high