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Can decision fatigue affect you?

Decision Fatigue

Can decision fatigue affect you?

Lately there have been many articles and post published concerning the simplistic and rather monotonous dress code of successful individuals. These individuals, United States President Barack Obama, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and the late Steve Jobs from Apple and others, have all simplified their wardrobes down to merely one or two outfit changes with the same motivation of ‘decision fatigue’.

Decision fatigue is a real psychological condition, a condition brought on by being mentally exhausted as a result of making numerous irrelevant and meaningless decisions. This form of fatigue ultimately hampers productivity and the ability to make sound judgement calls and the right decisions, often even leaving a person completely indecisive and unable to make any decision at all, also known as decision avoidance.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

At Capacity Trust our aim is to improve the overall effectiveness of organisations. As part of our services we offer counselling services to individuals and groups either privately or in an organisational context. In the first of a series of posts on psychological conditions that may hamper your effectiveness we will have a brief look at PTSD.

After one has experienced a traumatic event, it is normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if the emotions don’t fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this article we review what is PTSD is, the signs and symptoms, risk factors, treatment etc.

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Kick-start the New Year

Kick-start the New Year

Kick-start the New Year

Are you suffering from Sunday blues? But now it seems to be the whole of January. Does it feel like you are weighed down by the mountain of things that need to be restarted etc.?

How about kick-starting your year with a new and fresh mind-set?

When working with individuals and teams we often find that the following three realities mess with their ability to start of the year powerfully: 1.) They lose their why in the holiday season, 2.) Their vision gets blurred and 3.) They focus on the loss of the good times and therefore lack drive.

Let us review these three factors.

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Top HR Trends 2015 – Continued

Top HR Trends 2015

Top HR Trends 2015

In our previous article concerning Human Resource trends for the year ahead we looked at the first 5 of the top HR trends predicted by Forbes for 2015 and if these trends apply to Namibia. In this article we will be looking at the next 5 predicted trends.

In continuation Forbes predicts the following trends in 2015: Mobile hiring and the mobile job search explode, Social media posts used to attract and retain talent, Succession planning becomes a top priority, Women continue to seize power positions in the workplace, More people stepping out of traditional career paths.

Let us continue unpacking these trends.

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