Reducing Information Pollution

Why you need good distractions in your life

Source: The Globe and Mail
Author: Bill Howett
Date: 07/26/2016
Excerpt: Most employees are bombarded daily by information overload. Some feel like they simply cannot keep up with the amount of information coming at them. Technology has become a burden – a bad distraction – for many employees because it generates more information than can realistically be processed in the time allotted. One study found the average knowledge worker spends about 20 hours a week processing emails. This article introduces the micro skill of good distractions. Distraction refers to what a person consciously does in order to get a break from the demands of home and work. A good distraction creates a mental break that lets you charge your batteries.
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