Is tech addiction making us far more stressed at work?

Is tech addiction making us far more stressed at work?

By Padraig Belton Technology of Business reporter BBC.COM – 13 June 2016

 

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We are the distracted generations, wasting hours a day checking irrelevant emails and intrusive social media accounts.

And this “always on” culture – exacerbated by the smartphone – is actually making us more stressed and less productive, according to some reports.

“Something like 40% of people wake up, and the first thing they do is check their email,” says Professor Sir Cary Cooper of Manchester Business School, who has studied e-mail and workplace stress.

“For another 40%, it’s the last thing they do at night.”

The Quality of Working Life 2016 report from the Chartered Management Institute earlier this year found that this obsession with checking emails outside of work hours is making it difficult for many of us to switch off.

 

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And this is increasing our stress levels.

So what can we do about it?  Full article here
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