fatigue management

A 10-post collection


Libby Kane wrote in Business Insider a curious article on how 2 seemingly obvious questions can get you the most productive work days: 1- What is most important right now? and What do you feel like doing? Here is how answering these questions can improve your productivity: on the first question, this is dictated by your project managing and task managing system. First, she recommends to list the most important tasks and then introduce a secondary parameter for evaluation of the priority such as Deadlines, people waiting, and when will you see the return on your effort. We would suggest...

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A recent study developed in Japan by the Keio University of Tokyo showed that Happiness improves productivity. This study highlights 4 factors that are directly correlated to happiness in the workplace: self-realization and growth, connection and gratitude, a sense of optimism, and independence. A recent study developed in Japan by the Keio University of Tokyo showed that Happiness improves productivity. This study highlights 4 factors that are directly correlated to happiness in the workplace: self-realization and growth, connection and gratitude, a sense of optimism, and independence. A stressor factor is a structure still used in many companies in a top-down...

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Sometimes lines just go dead and there is no productive use of an agent’s time. That is when books, magazines, and homework start to pop up. What is the risk of letting people get these minutes off? If used properly it can be a tool to manage mental fatigue. There are always low activity moments and agents can be waiting a few minutes for a call. Throw you can use the low activity for training, development, and refreshes you do need to be able to foresee them. Call centers range from no, you can’t read to read whatever...

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Mental Fatigue is a reality of modern day office Live. If you live in a city and work in a normal office, chances are you have dealt or will deal with Mental Fatigue. After some research and long debate with clients, friends and professionals we have agreed on 7 strategies to beat this ailment. 1- Body Balance Start the day with a good breakfast, “pick up the apple instead of the candy bar, get to bed at a decent hour and when you’re stressed remember, “This too shall pass.”” A recent research has demonstrated that we don’t drink...

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A recent paper titled “It Is Time to Get Some Rest,” by Manel Baucells, a professor at UVA’s Darden School of Business, and Lin Zhao of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing used insights from the pacing and race techniques used in Olympic Sports to suggest how employees working under different conditions can manage their breaks to maximize performance and hence avoid fatigue, burnout and other overwork associated problems. Mentally fatigued and overworked teams tend to experience greater probabilities of depression and physical health problems, lower life quality and satisfaction, and negative impacts on their family life. Work...

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