Why Our Attentions Spans Are Shot

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A long article, worth sticking with for some pretty shocking numbers.  We do this to ourselves...

"The employees in this study spent only half their workday on actual “work episodes,” which included any and all work-related activities. Strikingly, most of these work episodes lasted 10 minutes or less, with an average of just three minutes per work episode. And even more interesting, nearly two-thirds of the work episode interruptions were self-generated, and most of those involved some form of mediated communication using a technological device"

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