Technology as a Cause for Dysfunctional Behavior

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Essay #: 061759
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Technology as a Cause for Dysfunctional Behavior
The primary reason that working individuals need to use smart phones or personal digital assistant (PDAs) is that they can lead to increased productivity. The easier it is for employees to stay in touch with their clients and with the office when they are away from their computers, the more likely they are to increase their effectiveness on the job. At the same time, it is also clear that the use of these tools can encourage behaviour that may not be as helpful to their jobs or to their personal health and safety. This means that companies whose employees rely heavily on the use of communication in their jobs, especially those who work primarily outside of the office, must begin to evaluate...
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.....s may not want to adapt the ways in which they use mobile technologies, whether or not their company wants them to change.REFERENCES
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