Summary #1342

Workplace interruptions lead to physical stress

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  • For the first time, researchers showed that interruptions at work actually raise our cortisol levels, making us more stressed (even if we think we’re not).
  • It was discovered while studying how to evaluate stress levels at work, in order to create machine learning tools to warn people before they get too stressed.
  • The study involved 90 people divided into 3 groups, all with the same tasks to do, but with different amounts of interruptions.

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