There are many trends in organizational behavior today. Two of these trends are the impact of technology on work-related stress and the influence of ethics on decision-making. Both of these trends can cause or alleviate stress in the workplace if not handled correctly. Ethical decision making can help to alleviate stress if people make their decisions looking at all aspects of the question and not just what they want to have happen. Using technology to its full extent while alleviating the stress it sometimes causes are problems that we are still trying to work through in the modern day workplace.
Ethics can cause stress in decision making when you do not take the other person's feelings or opinions into account. When you make a decision that affects others you need to think not just about the final outcome but also about how this decision will conclude in the long run.
Using ethics when making decisions can help alleviate a lot of work-related stress. If a manager thinks through a question before coming up with an answer, he or she is more likely to make a decision that will not cause a lot of conflict with the staff. Conflicts and stress can be reduced in the workplace when a person tries to think of the other people involved in the situation and act accordingly.
The impact of technology on stress is very real where I work, not only do you have to care for very sick people, you have the most advanced equipment to work with and a computerized charting system. When you are a new employee on a new job you start out with a certain amount of stress. If you have to add on learning new computer programs or problems with the equipment, then more stress is added...