Over reliance on Technology- How Does it Influence Employee Health & Wellbeing

In our modern fast paced world of work, technology surrounds us. This can be both positive and negative. Of course, within the workplace technology has given us major advantages and made all our lives and workplaces more efficient. Although there are so many positive advantages that technology has added to the workplace, it can’t be ignored that technology can also have a negative effect. Technology is something for employers to be mindful of when maintaining employee wellness. The amount of time people now spend on technology will influence our health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. There are certain areas that are important to look for to ensure employee’s health and wellness in relation to technology in the workplace. Disconnect & log off In a time when employee’s work life balance is at its most skewed, people are bringing work everywhere with them. The days of leaving work and switching off are starting to become rare. Between email and social networks there is always a link to work. Constantly being plugged in means there is no break for the average employee, answering emails at midnight or connecting with work colleagues on LinkedIn on a Saturday afternoon leaves little room for…