Effective Performance At Work Requires Effective Time Management, Self Organization Planning And Self Motivation

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Effective performance at work requires effective time management, self-organization planning and self-motivation (Barkley & Murphy, 2010). Increased evidence indicates that ADHD is associated with various occupational problems and persistence of more inattentive symptoms in adulthood is associated with greater occupational impairment (Fredriksen et al., 2014). Adults with ADHD are more likely to have poor performance ratings by employers, are fired more often, have more job changes, are more impulsive when deciding to quit a job and are more likely to be unemployed. Adults with ADHD also appear to have more dysfunctional career beliefs, more decision-related confusion and greater work related anxiety (Barkley & Murphy, 2010). Problems with relationships may be observed due to tendency to anger easily or to overreact to minor stressors (Kulman, 2016). While inattention is not specific to adult ADHD as it is strongly related to other psychiatric disorders, in comparison, EF problems are more specific and important in the diagnosis of ADHD. Studies suggest that executive-functioning skills continue to improve and develop through the mid-30s. There are studies suggesting that sustained “brain exercise” can result in maintaining a high level of executive functioning, as well as developing new neuronal connections in the brain (Kulman, 2016).
In evaluating the impact of ADHD on one’s level of functioning, a review of the research supports multiple problem areas. Areas cited…
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