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If there is one group of people who are likely to experience workplace-related stress, it’s IT professionals. Employees in IT work long hours, often have too much to do without enough staff to do it, and may feel undervalued by the organization in which they work. Many IT professionals would also probably agree that they commonly experience two factors that contribute to workplace stress:
- Task overload. Occurs when employees feel they have to complete too many tasks without enough time, which is common in IT.
- Heavy responsibility. Much of the work that IT does has important consequences for the organization, and failure can result in a large number of disgruntled end users.