Computer mania spreads to white-collar workers

Computer mania is obviously a very strange word for many people, but recently this new type of “computer Mania” is growing among British office workers, and many white-collar workers are getting into trouble.

The so-called “computer Mania” is usually caused by depression and anxiety after a computer failure. The symptoms are mainly manifested as venting anonymous anger to the computer or transferring dissatisfaction to colleagues or even other unrelated people. Morrie company in Britain once conducted a survey on 1250 office workers, and the work of the respondents was mainly dealing with computers. This survey report, entitled “rage against machines”, published recently shows that “computer Mania” is quite common in British offices.

Four fifths of the respondents said that they had found colleagues “punching and kicking” computers in their daily work, and even “humiliating” them with words to vent their grievances. More than half of the respondents admitted that they felt nervous when the computer “stopped cooking”. The survey also found that young people are more likely to destroy computers.

Among the respondents under the age of 25, 1 / 4 admitted that they had been “rude” to computers, and about 1 / 6 said that they wanted to be angry with colleagues or office furniture because of computer failures. “Computer Mania” patients take different actions when they are depressed and anxious. Some will unplug the power plug in anger, and some will even throw the keyboard out of the window in anger.

In addition to Morrie, the relevant investigation report recently released by NOP research in the UK has also reached similar results. NOP surveyed a total of 250 people, and more than half of them said that they felt frustrated and helpless after the computer broke down. At the same time, they also believed that this phenomenon intensified the friction among colleagues and damaged the atmosphere in the office.

According to NOP’s survey, more than 50% of the respondents will complain about the company’s information system executives because of various computer failures, and 10% will blame the problem on the company’s boss. Experts pointed out that from the “computer Mania” prevalent in British offices, people should think more about the relationship between people and modern technologies such as computers, and face up to the negative effects brought by technology.

Professor Edelman, a psychologist, said that people lost their ability to dominate computers and were instead controlled by computers, which is the underlying psychological cause of anxiety and depression manifested in “computer Mania”. Professor Edelman believes that in terms of the adverse impact on family and work, the harm of “computer Mania” in Britain has reached a level that can not be ignored.

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