Forbes asks if it’s “the new productivity killer;” Cachinko calls it “the silent killer of employee morale;” CNN says it’s “the new stress.”
[...] It’s not that people have nothing to do at work – they might be busier than ever. But the real question is… busy with what? “Often with layoffs,” he says, “the type of work that’s doled out you wouldn’t need additional training to do. If it’s boring work, it just becomes more burdensome.” Indeed, the cost of such extreme boredom is not just discomfort. Results range from personal dissatisfaction and reduced productivity to making substantial errors and major accidents.
Via Dimitris Agorastos, yannick grenzinger, David Hain, Richard Andrews