fatigue

A 7-post collection


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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Are you a decision maker, responsible for the well-being of your team, or simply concerned about your colleagues? If so, this is for you! Management is one of the most challenging tasks in an organization, especially when it requires gathering contextualized information, or when there are different sources of information to consider, making it difficult to select the appropriate and relevant ones. For this reason, at Performetric we implemented a set of notifications for the company and team admin, providing notifications in real-time concerning: signs of burnout inside the company; users with extreme levels of fatigue (level 6 or 7)...

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Occupational or Employee Burnout is a well-known but grossly underserved problem. While many aspects of our lives contribute to burnout, according to many studies, the most prevalent comes from work. In the book, The Truth About Burnout: How Organizations Cause Personal Stress and What to Do About It, Dr. Leiter and Dr. Maslach identify six sources of burnout: Work overload stemming from too much work or not enough resources Lack of Control arising from micromanagement, lack of influence, accountability without power Insufficient Reward ranging from lack of acknowledgment to lack of adequate pay Lack of a Supportive Community leading to...

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How fast can I type on my computer? Or what is my accuracy pointing to the screen? and most important....why should I care about that? This is the main goal of Human-Computer interaction (HCI): to improve the interaction between users and computers by making computer interaction mechanisms adapt to the users and the tasks instead of the other way around. Over the long-term, HCI aims to design systems that minimize the barrier between an human's cognitive model of what he/she wants to accomplish and the computer's understanding of the user's task, as well as helping solve real problems...

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The negative effects of working for prolonged hours (especially at the computer) without frequent breaks are well known. However, for some of us, the inability to unplug and take frequent short breaks is influenced by culture of the environment in which we spend a good chunk of our time: Work! A 2014 study of staples employees showed that 1 in 5 cite guilt as a reason for not stepping away from their workspaces. This is hardly surprising as in many organizations today, those who take frequent breaks are often perceived as slackers and those who have the ability to get...

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