Performance

COVID-19 has fundamentally altered the way we are working. We know that in times of crisis and heightened anxiety, increased workload can compound already challenging work conditions and lead to fatigue. Now, more than ever is the time to focus on managing fatigue...

In these uncertain times, many of us are privileged enough to be able to work from home, though this way of working presents a new set of challenges. One of the pitfalls of working from home can be the increased number of distractions...

A new regulation requiring Australian law firms to report hours worked by graduate lawyers has prompted debate within the industry over the demands on young employees. This is following the revelations that many graduate lawyers at Australia’s top firms may not even be...

In a step in the right direction, the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) updated their Worksite Health ScoreCard in 2019 to include sleep and fatigue questions for the first time since it was introduced in 2012. The tool is for employers to...

While we absolutely do not recommend letting yourself get sleep deprived, sometimes there are days when it’s just unavoidable. So if you couldn’t sleep last night, we’ve got some tips to help you power through a work day when you’d much rather hit...

More and more people are turning to pharmaceutical drugs to improve their performance at work and university, which raises a lot of questions about their efficacy and safety. How did nootropics like Modafinil go from a powerful narcolepsy drug to the centre of...

A recent study by researchers at the University of South Australia looked at how food intake can affect those working the nightshift. By testing the impact of a snack, a meal, or no food at all, the study found that a simple snack...

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NVHR) is calling for more flexibility in fatigue rules in its submission to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) review being conducted by the National Transport Commission. The implementation of the submission would allow operators with demonstrably robust fatigue...

The Federal Aviation Administration in the US is investigating a June incident where a helicopter pilot fell asleep mid-air. The Boston MedFlight pilot was transporting a patient from Martha’s Vineyard to a Boston Hospital for treatment. MedFlight CEO Maura Hughes said in a statement...

We know that fatigue can adversely affect safety at the workplace. It reduces alertness, which may lead to errors and an increase in incidents and injuries, not to mention its long-term health risks. Companies need to be more cognisant of their work health and...

Blue light is the higher energy, shorter wavelengths on the visible light spectrum. It occurs naturally, with the highest levels occurring during the middle of the day. Blue light is also emitted from devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers, and white-coloured LED...

Fatigue can be a hidden risk in the workplace, costing businesses millions of dollars a year. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, it is estimated that 7.4 million Australian adults do not regularly get the sleep they need, resulting in productivity losses of...