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How do we handle Computer-based technology? What is the cost/benefit ratio of technology for workers?
Zijlstra, Fred R. mailto [Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience| Maastricht University > Department of Work and Social Psychology > Work & Social psychology > >]
Nyssen, Anne-Sophie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie > Ergonomie et intervention au travail >]
Third edition
An Introduction to Work and organizational Psychology
Chmiel, Nik mailto
Fraccaroli, Franco
Sverke, Magnus mailto
Wiley Blackwell
United Kingdom
[en] Automation ; technology ; well being
[en] This Chapter focuses on the question of how to deal with technology. Technology has changed our life’s, it has changed how we communicate with each other, and how we work, and also when and where we work. It is important to understand how and why it has changed our life’s, and what kind of consequences this has. Technology may affect our (mental) health and well-being. In this chapter we present on overview of factors that need to be taken into account when designing technology. First a historic perspective is presented in order to understand the development of technology in the work context. Technology at work is generally believed to help us, but this is not always the case. Technology can make work also complex; it can also lead to health problems, in particular when wrong decisions are made whilst designing technology. A core issue is to what extent people are still in control of technology? This is the lead question to understand how individuals are affected by technology at work, and to know how technology should be handled.
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