Can changing to a quicker cadence be the right solution to resolve timing, error and safety issues in your company? It was the solution for one client of mine. Not only that but it was also a solution to one of my personal fitness issues too! Read on to learn how a cadence change can benefit you.
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In part one I discussed the findings of a new study that looked at the effects on performance simply from notifications from your phone—be it a chime or vibrating buzz. The results were similar to that seen in texting and driving—distraction. Although the study participants didn’t physically engage with their phone when they received the notifications, their mind engaged enough to lower their performance. With this in mind, do employers need to consider even greater prohibitions on cell phones at work, especially for positions that require a high level of concentration?
It’s been proven repeatedly through research and is one of the guiding principles of human factors that we don’t multitask well. We can’t do two things well at one time and when we switch from one task to another it costs us time as we refocus our efforts and attention. This is why we sometimes will turn down the radio/TV or keep our phones in our pocket or maybe place them screen down when we want to concentrate on something. However, a recent study has shown that unless your phone is fully off or silenced it is still distracting you. The familiar chime or vibrating buzz of a new notif
Think about home improvement projects and daily tasks such as cleaning out the gutters, building a deck or texting while driving. What could possibly go wrong? For texting, the answer is obvious (and of course, you would never do it, would you?). For cleaning...Read more