The tempo of the modern society (especially in Western cultures) has continually accelerated (McGrath & Kelly, 1986; Rastegary & Landy, 1993). This acceleration has particularly affected the modern workplace. Eisenhardt (1989) discusses the concept of "high -velocity" environments that are characterized by rapid changes in technology, competitors, demand, organizational structure, and regulatory rules. Many modern workplaces are examples of high-velocity environments that often induce feelings of stress or time pressure due to having to make decisions under constant time constraints. As Rastegary & Landy (1993) noted, perhaps the most substantial challenge facing employees, as a result of modern time orientation, is choosing between/among different courses of action while under what seems like constant time constraints.
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