Improved focus empowers professionals
In a work environment that is increasingly flooded with information, professionals need to stay on track, prioritize activities, and overcome the constant distractions that slow productivity. Working memory – the ability to keep information in mind for brief periods of time – is closely linked to fluid intelligence and is crucial for professional success.
Neuroscientists have called working memory the brain’s search engine because it is what allows us to locate and retrieve information at a moment’s notice. A strong working memory empowers a professional to perform well under pressure, remain organized, and prioritize activities.
Professionals with strong working memory capacities are efficient with their time and well equipped to multi-task. Research now indicates that working memory can be substantially and lastingly strengthened by training, to improve professional performance.
What is Cogmed Pro?
Based on Cogmed’s proven training platform, Cogmed Pro is designed to help professionals sustainably improve focus by strengthening their working memory. The program enables those who are bogged down by the daily onslaught of information to better manage time, prioritize activities, and complete tasks.
The proven software program adjusts its complexity level for each exercise, in real time, for maximum training effect. And it can be completed right at your desk on your own PC, so you don’t need to leave the office.
Cogmed Pro is provided by select specialists, all qualified by Cogmed. Experienced coaches will monitor your progress to ensure the training is achieving the maximum impact.
The Complete Program
- Initial workshop presented by a Cogmed Qualified Coach
- Start-up survey to establish baseline for training
- 25 training sessions lasting 30 minutes each, completed within six weeks
- Weekly calls with a Cogmed Coach to discuss progress
- One month follow-up interview to assess resultsEach user has access to a Cogmed Coach who leads the training, tracks results and provides support. The Cogmed Training Web gives professionals online access to their own training results and progress status.
Working memory is critical for focus in the workplace. Improved working memory capacity generalizes to improved attention in daily performance. Users who complete training show improvement in:
- Time management
- Organizing and prioritizing activities
- Shutting out distractions
- Focusing under pressure
- Complex thinking
- Starting and completing tasks
Research shows that training can improve focus
In 2001, researchers at the renowned Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden discovered that working memory, long thought to be a set characteristic, could be significantly improved through focused training. The study also showed that these gains led to measurable benefits in daily life for those who completed training. The exercises used in this breakthrough research later became Cogmed Working Memory Training, a proven program that has successfully boosted focus for thousands of kids and adults around the world.
Leading universities have since validated the effectiveness of Cogmed Working Memory Training on a range of populations, including children and adults with attention problems and victims of stroke and traumatic brain injury. A recent study of 100 normal adults of various ages showed that Cogmed Working Memory Training substantially improves attention, leading to better daily functioning.
Cogmed Pro can boost the professional performance and attentional stamina of your professional staff. To learn more, contact Zone Performance!