Busyness: A Modern Health Crisis | LinkedIn

Benjamin Cardullo writes about an issue that we really have to take (more) seriously.  Particularly with mobile devices enabling us to be “connected” 24/7, being busy (or available) all of that time is not a good thing at all.

How do we measure professional success? Is it by the location of our office or the size of our paycheck? Is it measured by the dimensions of our home or the speed of our car? Ten years ago, those would have been the most prominent answers; however, today when someone is really pulling out the big guns, when they really want to show you how important they are, they’ll tell you all about their busy day and how they never had a moment to themselves.

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Piracy drops despite no website blocks, ‘3-strikes’ scheme | ComputerWorld

The true cost of interruptions | JAXenter

Myth busted: Older workers are just as tech-savvy as younger ones, says new survey | TechRepublic


Tech employees over age 55 are actually less stressed using technology in the workplace, and better at using multiple devices than their younger peers.

After-hours email expectations negatively impact employee well-being |Scienmag

Earlier this year, France passed a labor reform law that banned checking emails on weekends. New research–to be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management–suggests other countries might do well to follow suit, for the sake of employee health and productivity.

A new study–authored by Liuba Belkin of Lehigh University, William Becker of Virginia Tech and Samantha A. Conroy of Colorado State University–finds a link between organisational after-hours email expectations and emotional exhaustion, which hinders work-family balance. The results suggest that modern workplace technologies may be hurting the very employees that those technologies were designed to help.

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