Working conditions in computer rooms frequently leave much to be desired: they may be too noisy, too warm, or unpleasant (temperature, humidity). Outside the computer room, the display/keyboard workplace, in particular, can cause medical complaints: reflections on the screen and bad contrast can give rise to eye fatigue and headaches. Wrongly designed furniture can cause pain in the neck and back. Aspects of a more psychological nature are: monotonous work in an isolated position, frustration caused by waiting times and the requirement of intense concentration (air traffic control).
Another disturbing aspect is the potential of computers for storing personal information about workers for use (and abuse) by management, thus creating a climate of control and mistrust.