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Information Overload: We Can Only Make Headway Through Attention Management From All Sides

by Craig Roth  |  July 16, 2019

Attention management is a difficult problem to solve. And that includes its related cousins of information overload, email overload, interruptions, distractions, and inability to focus. Try to set aside more...

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Vendors Can't Wait For Users to Ask for Attentional Experience Improvements

by Craig Roth  |  June 27, 2019

Ten years ago I compared information overload to the weather: everyone complains, but no one does anything about it. Well, I was wrong in one respect. Weather catastrophes have pushed...

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Are Digital Distractions Harming Labour Productivity? Maybe Not As Much As You Think

by Craig Roth  |  January 28, 2019

An article in The Economist on "Are digital distractions harming labour productivity ?" contains some fallacies that should be considered when mounting the digital distraction high horse. It's been a...

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Microsoft Nudges You Towards Productivity

by Craig Roth  |  July 17, 2018

Microsoft announced Workplace Analytics solutions and MyAnalytics nudges on Thursday to "put individuals and teams at the center of change." Briefly, Workplace Analytics takes usage data from O365 to aggregate...

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Should Your Marketing and Branding Shift From Talking About "Pain Points" to "Numb Points"?

by Craig Roth  |  May 30, 2018

Ever heard the term "pain points"? Of course you have. The definition I've seen thrown around (like here ) is “Business consultants use ‘pain points’ as a term to describe...

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Why Do Meeting Cancellations Say "I'm Giving You Back 30 Minutes ... You're Welcome"?

by Craig Roth  |  May 24, 2018

One of the fine side benefits of covering employee productivity is the bits of insight that it brings about everyday office life. For example, what does it mean when a...

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Are Digital Distractions Harming Labour Productivity? Maybe Not As Much As You Think

by Craig Roth  |  January 8, 2018

An article in The Economist on "Are digital distractions harming labour productivity?" contains some fallacies that should be considered when mounting the digital distraction high horse. It's been a while...

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The Information Overload Blame Game

by Craig Roth  |  August 23, 2017

I've really gotten behind on my email inbox at work and feel I should be further along with some longer-running projects. So I'm trying to figure out who to blame....

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This 4th of July Declare your Independence From Oppression ... Of Email and Social Media

by Craig Roth  |  July 3, 2017

As Americans hoist their flags and fire up their grills in preparation for Fourth of July celebrations of our independence from an oppressive regime I'd like you consider declaring your...

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Driving Through the Stupid Valley on the Way to Smart Machines

by Craig Roth  |  June 29, 2015

I like Smart Machines. That's computers taking unscripted actions on your behalf based on contextual awareness, just like a good secretary does. I only have to pay attention to important...

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