Digital overload may be the defining problem of today’s workplace. All day and night, on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, we’re bombarded with so many messages and alerts that even when we want to focus, it’s nearly impossible. And when we’re tempted to procrastinate, diversions are only a click away.
We waste time, attention, and energy on relatively unimportant information and interactions, staying busy but producing little of value.
Most people agree on the solution: Control the digital overload rather than letting it control you. But how, exactly, does one do that?