Work Performance Problems
Poor concentration and attention leading to distraction:
How many times do we have to focus or shift our attention in everyday life, let alone a busy workplace? People with brain injury may find themselves now unable to tolerate distraction. Long shifts, where sustained concentration is required, could also prove problematic.
Poor memory can lead to difficulties mastering new types of work. Even mild memory loss for managers, teachers, lawyers or secretaries can prove too high a burden to sustain employment in their fields.
Slowed information-processing can lead to difficulty understanding complex information and subsequently acting upon that information, e.g. following instructions given quickly, carrying them out or relaying them to others. The above problems, either individually or as a combination, can cause a permanent inability to perform as required in a job.