Recovering from Information Overload
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"Always-on, multitasking work environments are killing productivity, dampening creativity, and making us unhappy." Recovering from information overload, McKinsey Quarterly, Jan. 2011
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Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time
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"Are you headed for an energy crisis?Most of us respond to rising demands in the workplace by putting in longer hours, which inevitably take a toll on us physically, mentally, and emotionally. That leads to declining levels of engagement, increasing levels...
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For Real Productivity Less Is Truly More
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"…The way we’re working isn’t working — for employees or for their employers. There is a better way to fuel productivity and high performance. The first key to changing the way we work is recognizing that the value of those you...
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Media Multitaskers Pay Mental Price
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"Think you can talk on the phone, send an instant message and read your e-mail all at once? Stanford researchers say even trying may impair your cognitive control. …after putting about 100 students through a series of three tests, the...
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Death by Information Overload
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"Wait a second: Can I just stop whining about information overload? The flood of information that swamps me daily seems to produce more pain than gain. Current research suggests that the surging volume of available information—and its interruption of people’s work—can...
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Attention Loss feared as High-Tech Rewires Brain
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"…multitaskers were more distracted by irrelevant details and didn’t do as well as people who completed one job at a time. The Internet, though, is only part of one big virtual addiction..." Attention loss feared as high-tech rewires brain, San Francisco...
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Hooked on Gadgets and Paying a Mental Price
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"…While many people say multitasking makes them more productive, research shows otherwise. Heavy multitaskers actually have more trouble focusing and shutting out irrelevant information, scientists say, and they experience more stress." Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price, New York...
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Multitasking Makes You Stupid
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"…A growing body of scientific research shows one of jugglers’ favorite time-saving techniques, multitasking, can actually make you less efficient and, well, stupider. …People who multitask are actually less efficient than those who focus on one project at a time…...
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Beware the Busy Manager
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"Are the least effective executives the ones who look like they are doing the most? If you listen to executives, they’ll tell you that the resource they lack most is time. But if you watch them, here’s what you’ll see:...
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