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Techno Stress


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Techno Stress

  1. 1. “ Technology Fatigue and Stress” @ WORK @ COPING WITH TECHNOLOGY
  2. 2. Why Stress?? <ul><li>Accreditations </li></ul><ul><li>Down Sizing </li></ul><ul><li>Stock Market “Down Jones” </li></ul><ul><li>Gas Prices up </li></ul><ul><li>Health Issue </li></ul><ul><li>Global Warming </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy Issue </li></ul><ul><li>Techno Stress </li></ul>
  3. 3. Improved Technology <ul><li>As technology advances, it will become easier to deal with. </li></ul><ul><li>But…. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Information Age –Third Wave <ul><li>The growth rate in knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of information available to a society. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Growth Rate of Knowledge <ul><li>Dark Ages 1390 AD - 1720 320 Years* </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Revaluation 1720 – 1870 160 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Age of Modernism 1870 - 1950 80 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Era of Mass Communication 1950-1990 40 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Personalize Automation 1990-1994 4 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Age of Information 1994-1996 2 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Interaction 2000 Monthly </li></ul><ul><li>* Based on our ancestral benchmark for documenting information, it took approximately 320 years for our universe of knowledge to double in size. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Identify Your Stressors
  7. 7. Technology Over-Load
  8. 8. Stress and Technology “ Ultimately The body becomes the battlefield for the war game of the mind .”
  9. 9. The Result – “Techno-Stress” <ul><li>The development of an attachment to technology. </li></ul><ul><li>It grows slowly, but before people know it, they have lost sight of where they end and technology begins. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Symptoms of “Techno-Stress” <ul><li>Overdoing work and never feeling finished… </li></ul><ul><li>Believing faster is better </li></ul><ul><li>Not knowing how to function successfully without Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to Concentrate on Single Issue </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling of Loss of Control </li></ul><ul><li>Unfinished Tasks Creep Into your Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Irritability </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of Memory </li></ul>
  11. 11. Coping Strategy <ul><li>“High-Tech _ High-Touch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek Understanding and Harmony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When &quot;high touch“ is ignored in implementing technology, technology encounters resistance and resistance transfers into stress . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“Attitude is Everything” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude Adjustment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take Control – Make Choices, Technology is here to serve us not to slave us… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Coping with Technology Changes <ul><li>The message? We have to change with technology changes. No matter who you are. The technological changes that have occurred in the last 50 years are astounding. And most of them have affected us personally. </li></ul><ul><li>Elements that will help you deal with the new technological realities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't be dictated to by technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't be ashamed to learn from others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You absolutely must look at new technologies </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. How to deal with the new technological realities <ul><li>Select a Technology Coach : Hire an expensive consultant. That will help his/her cash flow. </li></ul><ul><li>Set Simple Goals : Carry a load that you can handle </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a friend . Carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment & Play : Can be fun but time consuming and dangerous. </li></ul><ul><li>Hire a student: It pays </li></ul><ul><li>Read the manual . A last resort!!! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusions <ul><li>Don’t become Statistics: </li></ul><ul><li>Just Do it: </li></ul><ul><li>Have You Ever Hypnotized a chicken? </li></ul><ul><li>Stay Open to Possibility: </li></ul>
  15. 15. IF None Works
  16. 16. Questions and Answers