The problem is not just that we are getting distracted from work; it’s that we’re getting distracted from important work by other work. All this distraction takes a toll on the quality of work we deliver and ultimately on our quality of life.
People who manage their attention poorly are constantly in reactive mode. That leaves them no time to reflect and thoughtfully apply their knowledge and experience to offer employers an edge in their business — the very reasons they were hired in the first place.
The truth is, we have to work differently now. We need a new kind of training to be truly effective. Training needs to focus on productivity skills that empower employees to overcome these new challenges.
GAIN AND DEVELOP:
Clarity around role priorities rather than specific task priorities
Attention management skills rather than “time management” skills
A comprehensive workflow management system