performance

A 9-post collection


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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A simple definition of what means to be leading by example could be that “authentic leaders align people around shared purpose and values, and empower them to lead authentically to create value for all stakeholders.” “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” –Theodore Roosevelt But serious leaders understand that both by design and default, they’re always leading by example. “A great personal brand isn’t an artificial construct. A great personal brand – like a great company brand – is authentic. (…) When a personal brand is an authentic extension of the...

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"Most corporate performance management systems don’t work today, because they are rooted in models for specializing and continually optimizing discrete work tasks. These models date back more than a century, to Frederick W. Taylor." Frederick W. Taylor, defended that: 1) all workers were motivated by Money; 2) optimizing and simplifying jobs, productivity would increase; 3) by calculating the time needed for the various elements of a task, he could develop the "best" way to complete that task. Basically, Taylor separates manual from mental work. "Scientific management in its pure form focuses too much on the mechanics, and fails to...

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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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The title raises a first question: Can we call an athlete to someone who plays video games? The answer is yes! For one, both e-gamers and professional athletes dedicate many hours practicing their sport either in personal skills or team performance with their teammates devoting every waking moment to making themselves better at their prospective aspirations. A very important note, they make a living out of video games going from just over $115k to more than $506k for the top player, with the average being $218k. If we look at how many young people dream of playing video games for...

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