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NPR: Clive on "Interruption Science"

NPR : 'Interruption Science': Costly Distractions at Work

Good recap of Clive's article in which he expands on a couple important points.

Technology forces us to juggle competing demands on our attention over the course of our workdays. Alex Chadwick speaks with New York Times Magazine contributor Clive Thompson about "interruption science," the study of the effect of disruptions on job performance.

I really like that Clive stresses the distinction between actual productivity (which so often refers obliquely to the number of widgets you can generate) vs. happiness, or even just the absence of non-stop stress.

Personally? I don't do this stuff so that I can make more;I do it so I can freak out less.

[ via Jon Udell ]

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Exactly. The reason to be...

Exactly. The reason to be more efficient isn't to cram in more work, but to STOP WORKING sooner and go do something more fun, which, hopefully, is not just browsing the web.




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