Office Space: Technology’s Good vs. Evil Battle, Part 3


Being tethered to a computer all day is bad for employees’ health and for employers’ profits, considering healthcare insurance premiums climb and productivity declines with every worker malady. The latest scientific evidence finds that productivity is reduced even when it appears to be unimpeded. Workers with a variety of medical complaints, from hypertension to arthritis, produce less and at slower rates than healthy workers. This on-the-job production crawl has been dubbed “presenteeism” by economists.

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