Being bored and distracted can cause a number of problems in the workplace.

Risk factors for boredom and distraction:

(1) repetitive tasks that are not challenging

(2) lack of oversight

(3) lack of personal motivation

(4) poor morale

(5) access to a more stimulating environment



(1) delay in detection of problems

(2) low productivity

(3) cognitive errors

(4) reduced overall quality of work


Ways to reduce boredom:

(1) change-up work assignments (rotate, alternate, etc)

(2) modify procedures to include tasks that involve worker engagement

(3) motivate workers with contests or competitions

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