fatigue

A 16-post collection


A productive workplace is crucial to business success. It doesn't matter if you are a simple operator, assistant or the CEO, everyone plays a part in getting your company to reach its goals each month. Tired employees, no matter how much you try to motivate them. They are exhausted. They can be underproductive and even dangerous in critical situations causing harm to themselves and others through impaired judgment and reduced capacity to perform their work. Workers who are fatigued may have a slower reaction time or be unable to make good decisions. Fatigue can also lower the immune system, leading...

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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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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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