mental fatigue

A 23-post collection


Pressures, stresses, burnout, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, the correlation between “out-sourcing” and the increasing feelings of job insecurity, the development of a “workaholic” culture, headaches, dizziness, muscle pain, digestive problems, cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal disorders, what they all have in common? Some of them are the cause, others the effect, some are related to Mental Health and other to Physical Health but at the end, all of them have a negative impact on the level of job satisfaction. “ A meta-analysis of almost 500 studies of job satisfaction, incorporating over 250 000 employees in a large variety of different organisations based throughout...

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Absenteeism Absenteeism is an employee's intentional or habitual absence from work, this behaviour is defined as a counterproductive work behaviour. It can be extremely costly for businesses. Employers expect workers to miss a certain number of workdays each year, and excessive absences can impact on company productivity, finances, morale, quality of goods and services, in the ability to meet demand and other factors. The impacts of Absenteeism are not just for the employers, but also the staff suffering with overtime, augmented stress and Mental Fatigue due to understaffing and also the stress of rushing to catch up with filling in...

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“ People analytics are needed to take massive amounts of data being generated before, during and after the recruiting process and turn it into actionable information. ” - Steve Levy, Indeed Can you imagine a Statistician, economist or even an engineer as a human resources specialist or as a recruiter? “ People analytics as a business discipline has arrived”, (Josh Bersin) and the three main focal areas of People analytics are recruitment, performance evaluation, and compensation. “ People analytics means bringing together all the people data in the company (and there is an ever-expanding amount) to understand and address specific business problems: sales productivity,...

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A study by the researchers at the Kessler Foundation that has implications on the connection between brain disease and cognitive fatigue. Dr. Wylie, who is associate director of Neuroscience Research and the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation wrote "We challenged participants with difficult tasks of working memory, and assessed which parts of the anterior cingulate cortex were associated with error processing," "We then investigated whether exactly the same areas of the anterior cingulate cortex were also associated with fatigue. They were, suggesting that cognitive fatigue may be the brain's way of signalling to itself that the effort required...

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A recent study investigated mental fatigue and its effects on attention. Ten participants performed continuous tasks to induce mental fatigue. Before and after which an attention task was conducted as pre-test and post-test. Performance data, subjective levels of mental fatigue, and EEG were recorded. Lower performance efficiency and increased subjective levels of fatigue suggested that the task successfully induced mental fatigue. These results indicated that mental fatigue impaired resource allocation, and ware indicative of decay of the inhibition process and suggested that mental fatigue results also result in reduced attention. An older study, from 2005, by the University of Groningen,...

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