Prior to the mid-1970s, systems programmers and business people (including accountants) did not communicate well with one another. The programmers were criticized for using too much jargon, and the business people were criticized for not adequately expressing their needs. Efforts have been made to overcome this communication gap, but room for improvement still exists. After reading the article, Accountants’ Role in the Accounting Information System, answer the following questions:
- What problems do you think resulted from this communication gap?
- What can you do to help close the gap even more when you enter the workforce or in your current job? Please provide references