Technology allows employees to be constantly connected to the work environment, but research shows that this can cause stress and doesn't necessarily lead to increased productivity. You can help your staff handle this kind of stress by using automation where possible and finding ways to share the burden, writes Rieva Lesonsky. "If an element of your business truly requires 24/7 responsiveness, figure out ways to spread the responsibility among multiple employees so each person has some guaranteed downtime," she writes.

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