Work induced technology addiction

According to a study soon to be released by researchers at Rutgers University—Camden, employers who encourage workers to remain connected all the time may soon find themselves on the hook for more than just Internet access fees.

Gale Porter, along with study co-authors David Vance and Nada Kakabadse, concludes that employers may be legally liable for creating an environment in which workers may become addicted to technology. “Employers rightfully provide programs to help workers with chemical or substance addictions. Addiction to technology can be equally damaging to the mental health of the worker,” states Porter, an associate professor of management at the school.

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