607 - A Compromised Mindset

Episode: 607

Episode Title: A Compromised Mindset

Young workers worldwide have had to sacrifice quality thinking for survival thinking, just to make it through the day. Here’s why, next on The Perna Syndicate.


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Hello and welcome to The Perna Syndicate! Lenovo’s Think Report study recently found that many young people find themselves stuck in survival thinking, just to make it through the day. It’s what the report defines as “a compromised mindset.” 


Why is survival thinking on the rise? Fewer than 1 in 5 individuals today feel their life is getting easier. 4 in 5 feel their life is either getting harder or staying the same. Most respondents cited the pandemic and social unrest of the past several years as the main reason their thinking has been negatively impacted. 


More than three quarters of U.S. respondents say that the ability to think quickly and multi-task is ‘extremely important.’ But while these abilities may sound positive, they’re actually antithetical to the kind of deep, meaningful thought that leads to the best results. 


Other obstacles to clear, deep, productive thinking include having too many things on the mind, distractions, fatigue, burnout, and not feeling mentally healthy. U.S. respondents report losing over two and a half hours daily due to their inability to think effectively.


Another factor hampering the ability to think is the ‘tech clutter’ in the workplace, where people have a plethora of helpful tools, but little knowledge or preparation to use them effectively. This contributes to distraction and multitasking, both enemies of deep thinking.   


So that’s the compromised mindset that many people are working with. Tomorrow on The Perna Syndicate, we’ll look at the four types of thinking people wish they could engage in instead. Take care and we’ll see you then!

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