Bert over Open Loops talks about how can our nervous system affects productivity. It is quite interesting to see Bert has taken productivity into physical perspective:
… Our autonomic nervous system controls the systems of the body that we don’t think about, including our heart beat/rate, respiration, and digestion. The autonomic nervous system is made up of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. When the parasympathetic nervous system is active, it, among other things, increases blood flow to the digestive organs and slows the heart rate. This is known as the “rest and digest” reflexes. When the sympathetic is active, it dilates the pupils, increases the blood sugar, increases the heart rate, and increases the respiration. In short, it triggers the “fight or flight” response, enabling us to take action…
How does it affects productivity and how to “exploit” our natural responses to increase our productivity? They are all in his article.
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