OverviewPart of an ongoing series about pervasive feelings of uncertainty brought about by COVID-19, in "Brain Health and Peak Performance as a Vital Sign of the Workplace – Part 1" HKS Research shares preliminary findings from their involvement with the BrainHealthy Workplace™. Observations show acoustics may have a strong connection to achieving peak performance. Other influential factors include process, support and minimal distractions. Initial findings confirm the connection between chronic multi-tasking and distracted, shallow thinking, making individuals more prone to error, brain atrophy and chronic stress. While 43% of employees surveyed indicated that they frequently multitask, research indicates the practice hinders fluid intelligence and creates unnecessary obstacles to reaching peak performance.