A customised e-mail sent by an attentional management team can save you from ‘attentance fatigue’, a new study shows.
The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, shows that a focus on the attentional focus of the team can boost the success of a business.
“Attention fatigue is one of the key behavioural barriers for many businesses to successfully expand into new markets,” said lead author Professor David Aylward, from the Centre for Behavioral Science and the Environment at the University of Otago.
“Our study showed that attentional awareness is an important element of effective attention control, and we suggest that the team could help improve their ability to capture attention and improve the performance of their employees.”
It could also reduce the impact of distractions and prevent employees from losing focus on their business.
Our research showed that employees who were focused on the work was better able to manage attention during the day.
“When attention is directed towards the work, the employee can focus more attention on the task and reduce the chance of distraction.”
The study also showed that having a team that is focussed on the business task could help employees focus their attention on their work and achieve more success.
The team of researchers, led by Dr Robert Dennison, Professor of Business Management at the Australian National University, found that employees on the team that focused on a task were more successful than those who were not focused on that task.
The research also showed a correlation between the focus of a team and the performance and productivity of their team.
The researchers conducted an experiment in which participants completed a survey on their personal attention and were also asked to complete an online survey about their business, including how well the company was doing and the type of business.
Participants were asked to report on how well their team was managing their attention.
They were also also asked how much they would pay attention to a business on a scale of 1 to 10.
The results showed that focusing on the overall performance of the company increased the team’s perceived success, which was a result of a greater level of focus.
“We also found that teams that had a high level of attention were more likely to be successful, and that the more focused a team was, the higher their success was,” Professor Aylwards said.
“In other words, teams that have a high-level of focus are more likely than teams that are not focused to achieve their business objectives.”
“The team with a high focus was better at capturing attention during a day and reducing distractions.”
This research demonstrates that it is not just about focusing on how much attention a team has, but the amount of attention they have.
“The greater the amount the team has in their day-to-day focus, the more successful they will be at managing attention and reducing the impact that distractions may have on their team.”
The team was also asked whether the team focused on what they wanted the company to achieve and were found to be more successful at achieving the goals of the business.
The focus was measured using a questionnaire that included questions about the goals and objectives of the project and their overall performance.
“Participants’ overall performance was also measured and, if their team focused more on the goals, the team achieved more success and a higher level of performance,” Professor Dennisons said.
The work, led to by the Centre’s Dr Andrew Tumas, has been published in Frontiers on Behavioural Neuroscience.