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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Driven to distraction by technology

This is not one of those typical articles that bash employees for misusing the e-mail or similar.

It is clear that we all are distracted by too much noise around us - noise from Instant Messages, an ongoing flood of e-mails, conversations around us and so on.

It is the management of information that is more crucial than ever. Do you respond to e-mail immediately or do you take some time. Do you immediately respond to an SMS, even so you are busily working on a project due tomorrow?

This article blows into the same horn and says that we are too often interrupted.

Apparently, tThe typical office worker is interrupted every three minutes by a phone call, e-mail, instant message or other distraction. The problem is that it takes about eight uninterrupted minutes for our brains to get into a really creative state."

And as such, this is serious. Someone from IBM is quoted in the article as saying that ""If you don't have that sort of free time to dream and muse and mull, then you are not being creative, by definition."

So dream on - it might be the way forward.

(By Asia Business Consulting)