techno-stress, its impact on our well-being and how we can manage it

With the emergence of teleworking due to the health crisis of COVID-19, technology has been fully established in our lives, involving new approaches at a psychological level in the way we face reality, relate to and even work and, although It has numerous advantages, if not managed properly it can affect the health of workers, leading to the appearance of psychosocial risks, such as techno-stress.

¿What is techno-stress?

Techno-stress refers to the stress that people experience from the use of technologies.

When the use of technologies is not managed optimally,

  • could generate pressure to work faster and longer (techno-overload),
  • invade the personal lives of workers (techno-intrusion),
  • make them feel that they are not skilled enough with technologies (techno-complexity),
  • generate a feeling of job insecurity (techno-insecurity)
  • and produce stress due to constant changes and updates in the software and hardware of technological devices (techno-uncertainty).

To know to what extent it affects us today and what exactly is the Impact of Techno-stress on the psychological well-being of workers, Affor together with the INDRHO Research Group of the University of Seville start this study which will be held in Spain and Latin America with the special collaboration of its partners in destination, as well as PRL Innovation and Human Resources Forum.

Why is tackling techno-stress so important?

Techno-stress is one of the most frequent psychosocial risks in work environments, which is proving to be harmful to both individuals and organizations.

People with high levels of techno-stress feel less satisfied in their work and perform worse.

In addition, they may experience fear, have a negative view of themselves, and sometimes suffer from anxiety, depression and burnout, which generates a negative impact on their health and on the performance of organizations.

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