Workplace Stress and Technology
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This paper examines the article, "Technology Increases Workplace Stress, Tipping the Scales of Work-Life Balance", by the Kensington Technology Group, a study of home and office workers, and how their lives and professional careers are impacted by technology and stress. It looks at how their study confirms that workplace stress has increased as technological advances have increased and indicates that workers are now allowing workplace stress to invade their personal lives. It also includes an examination of the ethical issues inherent with workplace stress.
From the Paper:"Another source of stress is attempting to maintain a balance between work and home life. Kensington's survey discovered "54 percent of workers feel that trying to maintain a work-life balance is a great source of additional stress at work" ("Technology," 1999). While it seems more employers are attempting to balance work and personal lives, there are still a myriad of ways for technology to intrude on personal time. Email, voicemail, cell phones, and laptop computers all allow workers to take their work literally home with them, and many do this on a regular basis. They may be away from the office, but they are still tied to it, and so, their family time suffers. This technology supports a mobile workforce, and often, the workforce is expected to perform for more than the 40-hour workweek."
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Workplace Stress and Technology (2004, October 14) Retrieved December 21, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/article-review/workplace-stress-and-technology-53128/
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