נדידת מחשבות בעבודה: כאשר המחשבות של העובדים נודדות מהמשימה

Translated title of the contribution: Mind Wandering at Work: When Employee׳s Thoughts Wander Away from Their Tasks

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Abstract

Mind Wandering is a common mental state in which one׳s thoughts drift away from a task toward self-generated thoughts. In this paper we describe Mind Wandering and emphasize its impact in organizational settings. We describe three levels of classification of Mind Wandering, including amount of Mind Wandering, meta-cognition of Mind Wandering and the contents of Mind Wandering. Mind Wandering affects performance in various tasks,including tasks that are central in many jobs such as monitoring tasks, verbal information processing tasks and creative tasks. Research shows that the amount of Mind Wandering affects performance in these tasks.Presenting the classification levels enables us to expand these findings and examine the effects of meta-cognition and content of Mind Wandering on performance in these tasks. Additionally, we suggest that Mind Wandering may play a role in temporary recovery from stressful tasks.
Translated title of the contributionMind Wandering at Work: When Employee׳s Thoughts Wander Away from Their Tasks
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)44-55
Number of pages12
Journalחידושים בניהול
Volume10
StatePublished - 2022

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Attention
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Employees
  • Work
  • הפרעות קשב וריכוז עם או בלי היפראקטיביות
  • חשיבה מתבדרת
  • עבודה
  • עובדים
  • ריכוז (פסיכולוגיה)

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