fatigue

A 14-post collection


Are you/your co-workers/your employees or your team taking enough breaks? Are these breaks token effectively? How to manage the right time to take a break and go to the water cooler? How can managers improve the efficiency of the time chosen for an employee taking a break? A person can’t be 100% productive all day. It’s just not humanly possible. “Concentration is like a muscle, it needs to rest to be able to function, and it shouldn’t be overworked, otherwise it’ll simply burn out and take longer to get back into the swing of...

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Freelancer emotional and mental fatigue is a reality every liberal professional goes through at one time or another. “In a 2005 study published in the journal Work and Stress, a team of researchers examined the self-reported health of freelancers using an effort-reward imbalance model (essentially a scientifically verifiable cost-benefit analysis). Developed in 1996 by study co-author Johannes Siegrist, a senior professor at the University of Dusseldorf, the model took both extrinsic and intrinsic factors into account. The former encapsulated external experiences like client demands and compensation, while the latter examined freelancers’ commitment to work, characterized by an “inability to withdraw...

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During the summer you get the chance to talk to a lot more people and catch-up on the trivia. One subject that came up this week was “Mondays”. Some people loathe, others love them. On the first category in the small sample that we surveyed were mainly young and single or single”ish”. This group attributed their mental fatigue to their job, call center and telemarketing (most of the ones we talked to) related that their job was stressing and consumed all their energy leaving them tired during the week. Something that suddenly was gone by Friday… and Saturday only...

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Summer is usually associated with holidays, beach, pool, mountains, relaxation and the inevitable heat. In most urban settings, for those that haven’t yet gone on holidays or have returned, the temperature changes can be a real challenge since you change settings quite often with over 10º changes. As you go about your day on a hot summer day and you enter and exit stores, offices, environment temperature changes abruptly and stress your body. On the other hand, family holidays can add with some added stresses such as managing family relations and if so happens young children. This can get...

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Changing your workplace into a safe, comfortable and productive environment can begin with ergonomics. If you understand how a product, layout or design can be improved to suit those that use it, you can create a positive and admirable workplace. Effective ergonomics is not only beneficial for productivity and employee engagement, but it is critical in reducing pain and fatigue among office workers. 1. Rest your eyes Throughout your working day, your eyes are constantly working hard. Without the correct care, it can result in serious eye strain and fatigue; in order to prevent this, it is important to give...

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