The High Cost of ADHD in the Workplace
LearningRx personal brain training reviews what your attention struggles are costing you at work
More than 8 million adults have attention deficits, which manifest in the form of disorganization, poor time management and the inability to pay attention, either for long periods of time or to more than one thing at a time. Personal brain training company LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com), says the issue is especially frustrating for adults in the workforce, but there is hope.
“For adults with attention issues, it’s common to feel overwhelmed, constantly behind on work compared to your peers, and even guilty because you feel as though you’re letting down your boss and coworkers,” explains LearningRx Chief Research Officer Tanya Mitchell. “A lack of focus, organization and time management can really take its toll on not only your productivity, but also your confidence. Some people might not even bother to apply for a promotion or better-paying job at another company because they assume they won’t get it due to their lackluster performance and production.”
Mitchell says that LearningRx clients are often surprised to learn that cognitive skills—including sustained, divided and selective attention—can be targeted and trained at any age with one-on-one brain training.
“Sustained, divided and selective all come into play in the workplace,” explains Mitchell. “Sustained attention allows someone to stay on task for a long period of time, selective attention prevents them from being easily distracted, and divided attention allows them to multitask. In people with ADD or ADHD, the weakest cognitive skill is attention, although other areas—such as working memory, processing speed and long-term memory—may suffer as well.”
Mitchell is quick to point out that cognitive skills training isn’t just for those with attention struggles. “We’ve trained people who are already high-functioning, but want to improve in certain areas, such as memory, processing speed or reading. With people putting off retirement and staying in the workforce longer, there’s often a feeling of trying to keep up with the ‘younger brains.’ The truth is, cognitive skills can be strong at any age if you target and train them through personal brain training.”