From the shop floor to the cubicle, the workplace is becoming more stressful.
Many businesses no longer want long-term relationships with their employees, who must now work harder without getting financial and psychological rewards that were once routine.
Employers count keystrokes, read emails and monitor personal social media accounts. They time bathroom breaks. The cost of efficiency may be worker satisfaction.
Technology has eliminated many onerous work tasks, but there's a flip side: It's now one of the things contributing to a harsher work environment. Read more: Tracking workers' every move can boost productivity — and stress
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
Reporter Sarah Hashim-Waris chats with New York City-based Times staff writer Alana Semuels about the economic effects of the evolving workplace.
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...
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.