How to Keep Employees Focused and “In the Zone”

We’ve all been there: Whether at a meeting, at their desk, or taking a training module, despite your best efforts, you struggle to keep employees focused. Maybe you’re thinking about what you need to buy at the store on the way home. Maybe you’re daydreaming about your next vacation. Whatever the reason for the wandering, it signifies a deeper problem than disorganized thoughts: It means that you’re not engaged with what’s happening around you.

Of course, as J.R.R. Tolkien famously said, “Not all who wander are lost.” When you’re actively engaging your employees, neuroprocesses switch from “daydream” mode to “executive function” mode–just what you want to ensure employees really absorb training and perform at an optimal level they might not know they had previously.

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