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Four Remedies for Technostress

Jun 27, 2023

photo-5430685700-electric-hats-webAre your engineers suffering from technostress? By technostress, we refer to the definition from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, which says that employees are often in a state of technostress: “Employees must learn new technologies, be available for work at almost all times, stay with digital devices all the time, and cope with multi-tasking.”

In the past, network engineers were focused on configuring routers and switches. But now, our role as the company’s network expert (or guinea pig)  is ever-evolving. Network engineers must have skills in creating, manipulating, and generating data used to automate network configuration. This requires a new set of skills that many may not have been trained in.

Rate-of-change also causes a lot of stress for network engineers and other staff. We may have to work long hours, be on call all the time, and deal with the pressure of constantly learning new technologies. This can be a lot to handle and may cause many to reach a breaking point.

So, what can be done to help alleviate the stress on enterprise network staff?

  1. One solution is to provide additional training. This can help employees keep up with new technologies and trends, and can also help them feel more confident in their abilities.

  2. Another solution is to implement better work-life balance policies. This can include things like flexible schedules, remote work options, and more time off. These policies can help employees feel more in control of their work and personal lives, which can help reduce burnout.

  3. Remember that enterprise network staff are human. They need support just like everyone else. By providing additional resources and implementing better work-life balance policies, we can help reduce burnout and make the workplace a better place for everyone.

  4. Give the team better resources. Get advanced automatic network monitoring and troubleshooting tools.  That’s where we come in.  PathSolutions provides the advanced network troubleshooting and monitoring tools. Give your team better resources and keep your network running at its best.

 National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): Impact of Digital Surge During Covid-19 Pandemic, A Viewpoint on Research and Practice

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