Great article on technostress by David Lavenda, Co-founder and Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy, Harmon.ie
Published on hrtechnologist.com on May 3, 2018
Recently, we’ve seen public backlash against companies that are perceived to be hijacking consumer attention, focused primarily on consumer apps – but what about tech addiction’s role in the workplace? David Lavenda, Co-founder and Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy at harmon.ie shares how HR can play an important role in helping employers navigate the fine line between productivity and technostress.
Technology is a powerful tool that can make us smarter and more productive, keep us entertained and connect us to others. It also has the power to distract us, make us unproductive and in more serious cases, put us at risk of isolation, addiction, or depression.
Recently, we’ve seen public backlash against companies that are perceived to be hijacking consumer attention, including big businesses like Apple, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Snap and countless others. Groups like The Center for Humane Technology are speaking up to call out tech companies’ addiction-inducing practices and address the negative effects of increased screen time. These tech companies are often painted as “evil” or malicious when it comes to sucking up consumers’ time and attention.