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S2- Recurring high cognitive load

This symptom refers to a consistently high level of cognitive effort among team members. This could be due to a lack of resources, or a lack of knowledge-sharing culture and practices.

Why is this a symptom?

This symptom refers to a consistently high level of cognitive effort among team members. This could be due to a lack of resources, or a lack of knowledge-sharing culture and practices.
If there is a recurring high cognitive load on team members, it can be considered a symptom of the development process. A recurring high cognitive load can lead to burnout, reduced productivity, and decreased job satisfaction.
Level: Team Level, Individual Level
Potential Complications: #burnout, #low_productivity, #low_job_satisfaction, #knowledge_silo

Possible Causes

  • Lack of resources
  • Poor planning process
  • Lack of knowledge-sharing culture
  • Being a knowledge silo
  • Excessive workload

Improvement Areas

  • Provide additional resources or support as needed
  • Improve knowledge-sharing culture and practices
  • Identify and break down the knowledge silos within the team
  • Improve planning process
  • Ensure team members have the necessary support and resources to complete their tasks
  • Review past instances of high cognitive load to identify patterns and root causes

Detection Method

Oobeya detects this symptom if the impact score of an individual is significantly more than the average team impact for recurring periods.
Formula: (ind_impact > 2(avg_team_impact)) x[specified_period] recurring period
Example: During each of the last 3 months, a team member has consistently had an impact score 2 times more than the team average.
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