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The tougher workplace

From the shop floor to the cubicle, the workplace is becoming more stressful.


  • National Envelope Co.

    National Envelope Co.

    The relentless drive for efficiency at U.S. companies has created a new harshness in the workplace. Read more: As employers push efficiency, the daily grind wears down workers

  • Monitoring upends balance of power at workplace, some say

    Monitoring upends balance of power at workplace, some say [video chat]

    In a drive to cut costs and improve efficiency, companies are employing an ever-increasing array of tracking and monitoring technology to see what their employees are doing at all times, according to a story in Monday’s Los Angeles Times. For companies, it makes sense: In a globalized world, anyone...

  • Changes in the workplace

    Changes in the workplace

    Reporter Sarah Hashim-Waris chats with New York City-based Times staff writer Alana Semuels about the economic effects of the evolving workplace.

  • Tougher workplace makes home life worse too

    Tougher workplace makes home life worse too

    Things are getting tougher for many people at work, as companies seeking to improve efficiency push employees to work harder, according to a story in today’s Los Angeles Times. But this trend doesn’t just play out in the workplace. It also makes a profound difference in how people behave at home...

  • How the relationship between employers and workers changed

    How the relationship between employers and workers changed

    Decades ago, many workers spent their whole lives at the same job, retiring with a full pension, and maybe even a gold watch from their boss. Now, almost no one works at the same place for life, and there’s much less loyalty between employers and employees. But these changes didn’t happen overnight....

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