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"Most corporate performance management systems don’t work today, because they are rooted in models for specializing and continually optimizing discrete work tasks. These models date back more than a century, to Frederick W. Taylor." Frederick W. Taylor, defended that: 1) all workers were motivated by Money; 2) optimizing and simplifying jobs, productivity would increase; 3) by calculating the time needed for the various elements of a task, he could develop the "best" way to complete that task. Basically, Taylor separates manual from mental work. "Scientific management in its pure form focuses too much on the mechanics, and fails to...

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Pressures, stresses, burnout, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, the correlation between “out-sourcing” and the increasing feelings of job insecurity, the development of a “workaholic” culture, headaches, dizziness, muscle pain, digestive problems, cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal disorders, what they all have in common? Some of them are the cause, others the effect, some are related to Mental Health and other to Physical Health but at the end, all of them have a negative impact on the level of job satisfaction. “ A meta-analysis of almost 500 studies of job satisfaction, incorporating over 250 000 employees in a large variety of different organisations based throughout...

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Absenteeism Absenteeism is an employee's intentional or habitual absence from work, this behaviour is defined as a counterproductive work behaviour. It can be extremely costly for businesses. Employers expect workers to miss a certain number of workdays each year, and excessive absences can impact on company productivity, finances, morale, quality of goods and services, in the ability to meet demand and other factors. The impacts of Absenteeism are not just for the employers, but also the staff suffering with overtime, augmented stress and Mental Fatigue due to understaffing and also the stress of rushing to catch up with filling in...

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People Analytics a sophisticated analyses of big data together with Real-Time monitoring systems is like an omnipresent science that can be a predictive tool to predict and prevent staff behavior, helping to recognize when is time to take a break and avoiding Mental Fatigue, burnout, and other overwork associated problems. “Predictive analytics transcends human perception (...)” (Siegel) The reality in Human Resources management is being rethought. Why? Because Companies want to be able to “Describe ('What happened?'), Diagnostic ('Why did it happen?'), Predict ('What will happen?') or Prescript ('What should happen?')”. Something like an “intelligent platform”, that...

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As the year comes to an end, we see more and more reviews analysis and forecasts for the year ahead. One of the outstanding ones is published by Forbes where they analyze “Four Key HR Trends To Watch In 2018”. In this forecast, Chee Tung Leong outlines “Shift from Employee Engagement to Employee Experience”; “Race to Digitalize HR”; “People Analytics Entering Organization Structures” and “The ‘Gig Economy’ Redefining the Workplace” we include Mental Fatigue as it is being monitored more and more in high-performance teams in all areas. In our view, the most significant one is the impact that People...

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