Linked – Technology Is Destroying Our Work-Life Balance

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Image by Melina Manfrinatti
Image by Melina Manfrinatti

” We might be working longer simply because we’re so unproductive.On our devices, we’re doing two damaging things constantly:

Multitasking
Context switching

Multitasking destroys our , our brains simply can’t handle it, and context switching makes us constantly lose what we were doing and restart.”

This sounds about right. Even working from home without the in-person interruptions you get in a cubicle, I still find myself getting emails, Skype messages, phone calls, and then having to go back to what I was doing before. It’s not a good way to get anything done efficiently. At the same time, I recently had to complete a health assessment survey, and they asked about work stress. One of the questions:

In the last 4 weeks (28 days), how many times did you either arrive early, work late, or work on a day you were scheduled to be off.

I had to enter a number, “Yes, all of the above, all the time” was not an available answer, but it was the accurate one. I don’t believe that is sustainable.

Lots of good information in this article. Check it out, and think about what you’re doing to yourself.

Technology Is Destroying Our Work-Life Balance

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