Technological Awareness

Positive Indicators

• Keeps abreast of available technology.
• Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office.
• Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks
• Shows willingness to learn new technology

Negative Indicators

• Has limited knowledge about technology.
• Has little interest in finding out about technology.
• Is not proactive in applying technology to work.
• Has limited understanding of the applicability of technology to work.

Sample Questions

    How do you keep up with advances in technology?
  • How much time do you spend doing this?
  • How do your efforts to keep up compare with those of your peers?
  • What are the limitations of technology in your work?
    Which technical issues are the most challenging for you?
  • What are your strengths in using technology?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • How important is using technology in your role?
    Give me an example of when your technological awareness helped you to solve a problem.
  • What brought the issue to light?
  • What did you do?
  • What was the result of your efforts?
    What have you done to acquire knowledge about technology?
  • How did you go about developing your knowledge?
  • What opportunities have you had in this area?
    Give me an example of when technology breakdown had an impact on your delivery.
  • What did you do?
  • What were the implications?
  • What did you learn from the episode?