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Third of South West workers 'tech stressed'

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 23 April 2019 16:00

Third of South West workers 'tech stressed'

A third of South West employees say workplace technology is increasing job stress, new research has revealed.

Some 33 per cent of workers in the region find tech such as computer software is causing anxiety, according to the report by risk management and advisory company Willis Towers Watson has revealed.

A lack of tech reliability and a heightening of workload are causing problems as well as a lack of human interaction.

“Technology can be a considerable force for good with the potential to act as a catalyst for smarter, more efficient and more flexible working,” said Mike Blake, wellbeing lead at Willis Towers Watson.

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“Despite offering a wealth of opportunities to improve our working lives, these findings highlight that, in some cases, it can be both a blessing and a curse.”

Almost a third (31 per cent) of South West workers have tackled the tech stress burden by consulting colleagues, while 22 per cent have asked for support or training from management.

Meanwhile, 22 per cent said they coped by working longer hours and the same percentage have avoided or delayed tech-based tasks.

“The drive to introduce new technology is inevitable as businesses search for more efficient ways of working, but these findings should act as a call to action to ensure it is adopted strategically, and deployed with appropriate levels of support,” added Mike.

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