April 4, 2013 12:31 PM PT FacebookTwitterShow more sharing optionsShareClose extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied!Print From the shop floor to the cubicle, the workplace is becoming more stressful. Read more 1 Business As employers push efficiency, the daily grind wears down workers 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.2Business Tracking workers’ every move can boost productivity — and stress Employers count keystrokes, read emails and monitor personal social media accounts. They time bathroom breaks. The cost of efficiency may be worker satisfaction.3 Business Efficiency at United Grocers warehouses 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. 4 Business National Envelope Co. The relentless drive for efficiency at U.S. companies has created a new harshness in the workplace. 5Business 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. 6Business 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. 7Business 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. 8Business The numbers behind the decline in workplace benefits American employers are asking more from workers as they try to cut costs and become more productive to compete in a globalized world, as described in a Los Angeles Times Sunday story. 9Business What privacy rights do I have in the workplace? Employers are frequently using monitoring software to make their employees more productive at work, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times, part of a series about the “Tougher Workplace.” 10Business Is the tougher workplace slowing down the economic recovery? The workplace is changing as many companies, looking to increase productivity, ask employees for more while giving them less, according to a Los Angeles Times series.