Monday, 10 September 2012

Physical and emotional stresses of technology on employees in the workplace

an article by Ali Soylu (School of Business, Cameron University) and Stefanie Snider Campbell (Norman Regional Health System, Oklahoma) published in Journal of Employment Counseling Volume 49 Number 3 (September 2012)


This article presents how today’s technology permeates the planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling functions of human resources management. Certain industries or occupations are more reliant on technology and thus impose more physical and emotional stressors on employees.

The effects of physical stressors and the physical manifestations of emotional stressors can expose employers to additional liability.

The authors make eight propositions in this study and provide supporting research with additional information.

How employers can be proactive by encouraging task-focused coping with stress is also discussed.

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