Work Pressures fills the void of research on the nature of pressures on individuals in the workplace. It offers a broad view of how work pressures can compromise the performance and vitality of individuals and their organizations. The contributions to this volume not only confirm communication’s centrality to the problems work pressures pose, but also open an interdisciplinary conversation about how to learn from and, ultimately, manage them. Specific topics covered include the proliferation of communication technologies, organizational discourse, work overload, and generational differences in the workplace.
Table of Contents
Dawna I. Ballard and Matthew S. McGlone
Understanding Overload in a Contemporary World
Keri K. Stephens
24/7: Managing Constant Connectivity
Communicating Work-Life Support: Implications for Organizations, Employees, and Families
Why Do We Blame Information for Our Overload?
Yoram M. Kalman
To See Ourselves as Others See Us:
How Perceptions of Generational Diversity Affect the Workplace
Rhetta L. Standifer and Scott W. Lester
Managing Tensions in Virtual Work Arrangements
Jennifer L. Gibbs
Modern Times, Modern Spaces: Interaction Genres and Multiminding in Network-Based Work
Dawna I. Ballard, Dina Inman Ramgolam, and Estee Solomon Gray
Occupational Burnout and the Case Study of Physicians
Stacey A. Passalacqua
Time Is Not On Our Side: Temporal Agency and Affective Orientation in the Enron Email Corpus
Matthew S. McGlone, Joseph McGlynn, III, and Nicholas A. Merola
Multi-methodological Approaches for Studying Emotion in Computer-Mediated Communication
Mark S. Pfaff and Afarin Pirzadeh
This series brings together groups of emerging scholars to tackle important interdisciplinary themes that demand new scholarly attention and reach broadly across the communication field’s existing courses. Each volume stakes out a key area, presents original findings, and considers the long-range implications of its "new agenda."