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Chartered Management Institute: Insights: Boredom at work


Jermaine Haughton writes about boredom at work and why it could be dangerous. Even people in demanding jobs like military surgeons can’t escape the boredom, says Dr Mark de Rond, Reader in Strategy & Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School, who spent six weeks at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan observing the work of military medics. “The surgeons are on call at all hours, they can never really relax even when there are no patients, and the guilt caused by a lack of work starts to creep in,” he said.

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