When you click out of your work because you get an itch to check the news, Facebook, or a sports score, it pulls you out of “flow state” and costs you an additional 15 minutes of continuous focus to become productive again. Click in and out of your work enough times, and you can go through an entire day without experiencing flow, and ultimately wasting our scarcest resource—time.
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- Quartz’s comprehensive guide to structuring your day better
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The rise of automation, advanced manufacturing, and AI will inevitably change how we spend our time—especially at work. Learn more about global productivity in Quartz’s future of work field guide, which for a limited time, has been unlocked courtesy of Microsoft Teams.
Best wishes for a productive week,