Thursday, April 26, 2012
We are living in a fast-paced world where work-flow is faster, hours are longer, and steady jobs are now a thing of the past.
Although work has been central to the life of the average person, with the average work week of 40 hours or more stretching back a century, new technology has not made life easier, but more demanding. A cashier, for example, is timed by a computer to see how rapidly he or she checks out each person. A hidden camera in many offices, stores, and factories keeps an electronic eye on all employees to ensure that everyone is busy during the time they are on the clock.
The pressure to make money during the entire working shift is taking its toll on the health of employees who are only given breaks at selected times of the day, not breaks when they are tired and need to recuperate.
From: Human Resources MBA