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Effects of e‐mail addiction and interruptions on employees

Laura Marulanda‐Carter, Thomas W. Jackson
2012 Journal of Systems and Information Technology  
Purpose -The purpose of this paper is to explore the effect of e-mail interruptions on tasks and to explore the concept of e-mail addiction within the workplace.  ...  The first collection method involved observing the effects of simulated e-mail interruptions on seven employees by measuring the interrupt handling time, the interrupt recovery time, and the additional  ...  The paper starts by looking at the research into the effects on task interruption and email employee behaviour.  ... 
doi:10.1108/13287261211221146 fatcat:ztcthfmvsnc2nbnbetku2a6ktm

Is mobile email addiction overlooked?

Ofir Turel, Alexander Serenko
2010 Communications of the ACM  
It is reasonable to assume that employees who are addicted to their mobile email suffer from mood alterations, feelings of work overload, and negative effects on their familial lives.  ...  of mobile email, the employee would not be addicted.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1735223.1735237 fatcat:sv5ygguajbdjzduo2z543nvqdy

Reflecting on the "Dark Side" of Information Technology Use

John D'Arcy, Ashish Gupta, Monideepa Tarafdar, Ofir Turel
2014 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
We drew upon our collective research and practice-related insights in five areas that characterize the dark side of IT use, namely IT-usage-related stress, work overload, interruptions, addiction, and  ...  We introduced new areas of exploration and disseminated new points of view on the potentially negative impacts of IT use.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Authors extend sincere thanks for Raj Sharman for helping with preparing this manuscript for CAIS and Supreteek Sarkar for guiding the panel proposal for AMCIS 2012, Seattle.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.03505 fatcat:qpckrkzsu5ar3ekl5s73no4ayy

Electronic communication in the workplace: boon or bane?

Jean-François Stich, Monideepa Tarafdar, Cary L. Cooper
2018 Journal of Organizational Effectiveness  
A number of practical interventions are reviewed and commented on, which could help employees tackle such challenges.  ...  Findings -Employees face technostress challenges relating to workplace communication in the form of technology overload, interruptions and work-home interferences.  ...  Acknowledgements: An earlier draft of this paper was presented to the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work in London, and the authors appreciate the feedback received.  ... 
doi:10.1108/joepp-05-2017-0046 fatcat:xlr5vocptza4zofwse6jzenoza

Two Decades of the Dark Side in the Information Systems Basket: Suggesting five areas for Future Research

Henri Pirkkalainen, Markus Salo
2016 European Conference on Information Systems  
Despite its benefits, information technology (IT) use is associated with serious negative effects on individuals.  ...  in everyday use of IT, (2) IT addiction in organizational use of IT, (3) Information overload in everyday use of IT, (4) IT anxiety in everyday use of IT, and (5) Personal IT actions as mitigation mechanisms  ...  Many managers might even think that employees' IT or email addiction may actually benefit the company, while some organizations have implemented pro-employee restrictions of using email on weekends and  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/PirkkalainenS16 fatcat:vew4e2rrmfg6jcx6sihranttsa

Editorial

Monideepa Tarafdar, Ashish Gupta, Ofir Turel
2015 Information Systems Journal  
We first provide a brief summary of the literature and suggest a framework as guidance for future research on dark side phenomenon.  ...  We introduce the Special Issue on "Dark Side of Information Technology Use".  ...  The paper, "The Many Faces of IT Interruptions: A Taxonomy and Preliminary Investigation of Their Performance Effects studies", by Shamel and Pinsonneault examines the effects of IT interruptions on productivity  ... 
doi:10.1111/isj.12070 fatcat:edhc7uvuzrccnk5tywiq4zk2ru

The Influence of Self-Esteem and Locus of Control on Perceived Email Overload

Gokturk Sevinc, John D'Ambra
2010 European Conference on Information Systems  
It explores the link between the personality traits of Self-esteem and Locus of Control and Email Overload.  ...  As email use becomes more ubiquitous in organisations, negative effects that stem from its use are becoming more prevalent. This study considers Email Overload as a negative product of email use.  ...  These problems have a negative impact on the productivity of employees and organisations and include interruption, stress and information overload among others.  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/SevincD10 fatcat:7eafbfps2vg3bp4ceqyrff5the

Supplemental Material - Are Employees Happier when Staying Connected with their Companies Outside Working Hours?

Ludivine Martin, Thierry Pénard, Nicolas Poussing
2022 Figshare  
by Ludivine Martin, Thierry Pénard, and Nicolas Poussing in Social Science Computer Review  ...  Supplemental Material for Are Employees Happier when Staying Connected with their Companies Outside Working Hours?  ...  People who check email through self-interruptions report higher productivity with longer email duration compared to those who rely on notifications.  ... 
doi:10.25384/sage.19794244.v1 fatcat:tjrcyfkuvnesxmb7ubotlvyuvq

Managing work⿿life boundaries in the digital age

Ellen Ernst Kossek
2016 Organizational Dynamics  
Organizational Dynamics (2016) 45, 258-270 § I would like to thank Lauren Keating, Peter Heslin, Anne Barodel and several anonymous reviewers who made helpful comments to improve the quality of this paper  ...  Effectively managing work-life boundaries can not only reduce work-life conflicts, but can also reduce stress, burnout, addictions, mood disorders, and enhance mental and physical health.  ...  As Table 3 shows, integrators can be seen as effective employees as they frequently answer emails quickly, but a downside is they often seem rushed and face switching costs.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.orgdyn.2016.07.010 fatcat:foomfha6p5h7zfqyjatblbcism

Connectivity as a Two-Edged Sword: Mirroring the Multifaceted Field of Constant Connectivity

Lena Waizenegger
2015 International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik  
On the basis of the lacks discovered in the paradigm funnel, omitting society as unit of analysis, and thematic gaps in the existing literature, an avenue for future research is developed.  ...  This literature review provides a thematic but also methodological overview of this still young research field on three levels: (1) the paradigm funnel, (2) units of analysis (individual, organizational  ...  ICT Abuse/Addiction and Negative Effects of Constant Connectivity.  ... 
dblp:conf/wirtschaftsinformatik/Waizenegger15 fatcat:lhy3p5mrtnfp7bktgg3slndxga

Understanding negotiated anti-malware interruption effects on user decision quality in endpoint security

Mark Khai Shean Tan, Sigi Goode, Alex Richardson
2020 Behavior and Information Technology  
This paper experimentally examines the effect of immediate and negotiated interruptions on user decision time and decision accuracy in multiple stage tasks.  ...  The option to defer response also results in greater subjective perceptions of control, improved task resumption and reduced feelings of interruption and distraction on the part of the user, even within  ...  overwhelm the negative effects associated with work interruption Sykes (2011) Interruptions, employee effectiveness and satisfaction Observations Email and Instant messaging 4 employees in  ... 
doi:10.1080/0144929x.2020.1734087 fatcat:xvvhvjrkcfexnptqf637wsyeoy

IT engagement as a blessing and a curse? Examining its antecedents and outcomes in organizations

Henri Pirkkalainen, Markus Salo, Markus Makkonen
2020 International Journal of Information Management  
Considering the potentially mixed outcomes, we developed a model to examine the effects of IT engagement on personal productivity and strain.  ...  The findings help explain the role of normative pressure as a key driver of IT engagement and validate the positive and negative outcomes of IT engagement in organizations.  ...  From an empirical perspective, it can be explained by the crossover effect of strain on IT-enabled productivity and the finding that IT engagement had a much weaker effect on strain than on IT-enabled  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2020.102130 fatcat:yoxvwebvt5gydontdhtpgdtsle

Preventing Technostress Through Positive Technology

Eleonora Brivio, Fulvio Gaudioso, Ilaria Vergine, Cassandra Rosa Mirizzi, Claudio Reina, Anna Stellari, Carlo Galimberti
2018 Frontiers in Psychology  
Literature shows that the Positive Technology approach rarely has been applied preventively, but the preventive perspective may prove to have more impactful and lasting effects, both on employees and organizations  ...  or tasks, and negative reactions to interrupted ICT use (Salanova et al., 2013) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02569 pmid:30618986 pmcid:PMC6304421 fatcat:qhpyotousfg3baxkiav4waeila

A systematic review of Internet-based therapy for the treatment of addictions

Sally Gainsbury, Alex Blaszczynski
2011 Clinical Psychology Review  
Positive treatment effects were reported following completion of therapy and at longer-term follow-up.  ...  Traditional therapies for addictions are underutilized and characterized by high attrition rates suggesting they may not meet the needs of a proportion of individuals with addiction-related problems including  ...  Acknowledgments This manuscript was prepared following completion of a research review and report for the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2010.11.007 pmid:21146272 fatcat:pphtpqqv7raefeclgduaz56l7a

Alone and Anxious: Addiction to Work as an Adaptation to Postmodern Dislocation

Anna Buhrmann
2019 Journal of integrative research & reflection  
This essay investigates the question: to what extent does the concept of addiction to work shed light on society's anxieties?  ...  The majority of Canadians work upwards of forty-five hours a week, and nearly a third of Canadians identify themselves as addicted to work (Duxbury & Higgins, 2013, p. 6; Keown, 2008, p. 28).  ...  He sometimes drives with his left knee on his commute since that frees him to check his emails and leave voicemails.  ... 
doi:10.15353/jirr.v2.1573 fatcat:5wraqh7vjzbwxmexedmqho2mdy
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