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Stress is a facet of our lives that we all have to deal with whether we like it or not It affects what we do how we do it and how efficient we are at doing it And stress is everywhere in our lives at home at play and especially at work Sometimes it gives us that edge we need to excel and sometimes it renders us useless With the increasing amount and usage of technology with everyday life we are subjected to the stresses of work and home wherever we go Most of us have or have used pagers cell phones email and the Internet fax machines and of course computers While we may not recognize it as were using them that little device is causing us stress Technology is all around us But most of all technology is most present in our work environments and is therefore the greatest breeding ground for stress and to illustrate this point well look at a four year study of business attitudes towards technology found attached to the back of the report Projects deadlines bosses breathing down your neck being at odds with a co-workeradd all of those stresses of normal workplaces to the stress caused by technology and its a wonder that half of the working population makes it to their homes every night Much of the problem with technology and stress lies in the fact that people lack the proper training for the devices theyre using Some people just adapt to changing technology more readily than other people People in the workplace were polled on how well their training was with computers and it was given one of three ratings good to excellent fair to terrible or no training at all As stated in the study Only one-third of the people received excellent or very good training and a sixth received no training at all The rest had only marginal training at best When the
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