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Recently an advertising campaign stated, “Find out how a good break can improve your company”. We couldn’t agree more. Do take a Break! All our work is developed to ensure you keep your team at top performance and peak shape. Performetric by evaluating the fatigue levels prevents burnout, prevents high levels of absenteeism, and promotes performance and lower stress levels. Did you know that if you take a break at the right moment you can actually prevent mental fatigue for much longer periods of time? It isn’t that “productivity science seems like an organized conspiracy to justify laziness”...

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In recent news, the title of the article was: “Only 41% of employers have a strategy to protect the health of workers”, and the article ends with the following conclusion: “increasingly aware of the direct link between the well-being of employees and their level of productivity and commitment to the company, as well as the relationship with behaviours associated with less healthy lifestyles - namely, sedentary lifestyle, stress, and obesity. What remains now is: moving into practice.” As suggested in a 2007 publication by the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization, “Steps to Health. A European framework...

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Mental health problems (burnout, mental fatigue, depression, self-deprivation, loneliness, insomnia…) lead to the loss of productivity. Those losses represent big cost to companies, and to the individuals affected by it. Francisco Miranda Rodrigues, member of the Order of Psychologists (Portuguese Psychologists Association), said that the loss of productivity caused by mental health problems can represent an approximate cost of €212 million per year to small and medium-sized enterprises and €117 millions to big companies. We can say that mental health problems can cost €329 million per year to companies, but you have to evaluate the other side: How much does...

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Every day changes happen in our lives and in our businesses, with or without planning. Some organizations do exhaustive research to identify behaviors, values, procedures and so on, that need to be changed in order to properly achieve their objectives so that managers can prepare to a change management plan and a set of tools to help those changes became effective. But not all the changes that happen are planned. So, a smart thing to do is to empower collaborators and managers on: How changes make us fell and how can we transform those felling’s What is the framework...

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Gaming can help areas of the brain responsible for spatial navigation, memory formation, strategic planning, problem-solving, memory and fine motor skills of the hands. Also, playing brain-teasing games can slow the degree of mental decay associated with the natural aging process – but gaming can also generate gaming fatigue. “Whether it’s a specially manufactured game or something like ‘World of Warcraft,’ games are cognitively complex and require mental energy and abilities to play them (...) Whenever you do anything that requires mental energy, you’re exercising your abilities — it’s just like if you exercise your muscles, you get stronger.” – and...

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