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Technology and Workplace Stress
An analysis of stresses in the work environment and how they can be addressed.
# 105401 | 1,856 words | 10 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper relates that stress is a workplace hazard and it is undeniable that technology has helped achieve tremendous improvement in productivity. However, it transpires that technology has also contributed to a great increase in stress levels among employees. The paper states that corporate management should focus on identifying and eliminating distressing issues, conducting periodic assessments and promoting a working environment that minimizes stress. The paper emphasizes that the characteristics of good management involves identifying and eliminating distressing issues, conducting periodic assessments, and promoting a working environment that would minimise stress. This can only be achieved by a proactive and employee friendly policy.

Stress In Workplace
Downsizing: The Workplace Hazard

From the Paper:

"Attrition is a common problem in the stress filled environment. To quote from a recent article that appeared in the 'The Economist', "it costs one-and-a-half times a worker's salary and benefits to replace them and that retaining just 20 workers a year, who would otherwise have left, saves a company $2.6 million per year." (Richard Geller) Thus, stress management programs help prevent attrition and contribute positively to both the employee as well as the organization. High stressed work environment is a more common feature in high tech industries. With constant changes in technology, the necessity to learn and adapt to new changes gives considerable stress to workers. In fact, it would not be far fetched to say that stress has become very much a part of the business these days. As Odette Pollar, president of Oakland-based Time Management Systems and a well know authority on 'stress in the workplace' puts it, "Adjusting to new technologies --like the web, networks, personal communications --that have saturated today's workplace is creating new demands on workers, and that's causing more stress. The question is, how to make technology work in our favor without compromising our health and well-being."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Richard Geller, 'Training programs can reduce workplace stress", The Journal of New England Technology - March 30, 2007 Kensington, "Technology Increases Workplace Stress,
  • Tipping The Scales Of Work-Life Balance".Forbes, "Layoffs Stress Everyone in the Workplace", Accessed 5th June 2007,
  • Out-Law, "Workplace Stress from Emails, Mobiles and IM", OUT-LAW News, 07/06/2004CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER
  • Indiana University, "Technology causes stress for Faculty", Accessed 5th June 2007, Available at
  • Carol Hymowitz and Rachel Emma Silverman, "Can Workplace Stress Get Much Worse", The Wall Street Journal, Accessed 5th June 2007, Available at,

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