Boredom on the front line – Mark de Rond, from the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School, spent six weeks studying military surgeons at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.
Boredom on the front line – When they are busy, the surgeons are "brutally effective," says de Rond. But he adds: "The problem is when people don't have anything to do."
Boredom on the front line – British soldiers play rugby at Camp Bastion in Helmand province. De Rond says boredom had a destabilizing effect and that when bored, surgeons can become "like big bears -- you just don't want to be around them."