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NCJ Number: 201634 Find in a Library
Title: Handling the Stress of the Electronic World
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:72  Issue:8  Dated:August 2003  Pages:11-16
Author(s): James D. Sewell Ph.D.
Date Published: August 2003
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Document: HTML
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article explores the problems inherent in an increasingly digital world and offers practical suggestions for overcoming them.
Abstract: Vast amounts of information are now transferred regularly through digital connections, especially e-mail. Such a practice, while advantageous in some respects, affects business practices because it has replaced direct personal communication. The article explores how to handle the stress of high-tech communications, with a special focus on managers and supervisors. It focuses on stress-mitigation practices, such as setting aside time to do e-mail based on your schedule. Other practices include unsubscribing from generic mailing lists and deleting messages that do not require a response. A textbox is included that offers 10 tips for successful e-mail business correspondence. A discussion of strategies an organization can employ to reduce computer stress follows the tips for managers. The e-mail practices of upper management should set the tone for the type and frequency of e-mail interaction that occurs on the job. Another textbox outlines the most important points about e-mail stress. With proper use, e-mail’s advantages can be realized without compromising business practices.
Main Term(s): Stress management
Index Term(s): Computer abuse; Computers
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