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1st Edition

Work Pressures
New Agendas in Communication

ISBN 9781138938243
Published December 13, 2016 by Routledge
182 Pages

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents


Dawna I. Ballard and Matthew S. McGlone

Part I

Chapter 1

Understanding Overload in a Contemporary World

Keri K. Stephens

Chapter 2

24/7: Managing Constant Connectivity

Christina Randle

Chapter 3

Communicating Work-Life Support: Implications for Organizations, Employees, and Families

Jamie Ladge

Chapter 4

Why Do We Blame Information for Our Overload?

Yoram M. Kalman

Part II

Chapter 5

To See Ourselves as Others See Us:

How Perceptions of Generational Diversity Affect the Workplace

Rhetta L. Standifer and Scott W. Lester

Chapter 6

Managing Tensions in Virtual Work Arrangements

Jennifer L. Gibbs

Chapter 7

Modern Times, Modern Spaces: Interaction Genres and Multiminding in Network-Based Work

Dawna I. Ballard, Dina Inman Ramgolam, and Estee Solomon Gray

Part III

Chapter 8

Occupational Burnout and the Case Study of Physicians

Stacey A. Passalacqua

Chapter 9

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

Chapter 10

Multi-methodological Approaches for Studying Emotion in Computer-Mediated Communication

Mark S. Pfaff and Afarin Pirzadeh

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Dawna Ballard is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.

Matthew McGlone is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.