Stress management in a highly automated environment
The issues concerning the implementation of automated manufacturing technology (AMT) are of great interest to practitioners and academics. Recently, human resource problems emerged as the most serious obstacles to a smooth implementation process. The survey presented in this article shows that inadequate support by the supervisor and colleagues, skill underutilization and lack of job control are the most significant sources of psychological stress in an AMT environment. Because technology does not affect all AMT users in the same fashion, different stress relief strategies are targeted at design/manufacturing engineers, manufacturing planners and controllers and shop-floor operators.
Karuppan, Corinne M. "Stress management in a highly automated environment." Production and inventory management journal 35, no. 2 (1994): 29.
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