Conference Examines Information Overload Effects On Workers

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A conference taking place in Galway later will examine how information overload is causing anxiety, stress and reduced productivity among Irish workers.

Speakers will consider how to offset the darker psychological effects of social media – and relieve the constant pressure to “stay connected”.

The French government passed a law this year, giving workers the right to ask their employers not to contact them outside office hours.


Dr Eoin Whelan from NUI Galway says while new workplace policies are needed, individuals should also monitor their own social media consumption.