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Digital mindfulness could help reduce the effects of technostress at work

by News7

Technology-related stress, overload, and anxiety are common problems in today’s workplace, potentially leading to higher burnout and poorer health. Many of these issues are likely to have increased since remote working became much more widespread following the pandemic.

In 2022, along with colleagues at the University of Nottingham, I conducted a review of the academic literature on the downsides of digital working. We looked at nearly 200 studies from over the past decade, which revealed extensive evidence of the negative health impacts of technostress and the related “dark side of digital workplace” effects.

Building on that research, our next study, published in 2024, investigated whether mindfulness and digital confidence — the ability to apply existing digital skills to new devices, apps, and platforms — might help reduce these negative effects.

We found that being more confident and mindful when using technology could help protect the health of digital workers.

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Source : The Next Web

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