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In a rapidly changing world that is obsessed with the creation of new information, remaining productive is almost a seemingly impossible task.

A powerful infographic by Lori Lewis and Chadd Callahan of Cumulus Media demonstrates this challenge:

It’s flabbergasting the number of distractions there are per minute. On top of that, there is an expectancy to resist the urges of these distractions and remain productive in the workplace. Fortunately, there are techniques which can be looked at to control this overwhelming demand.

  1. Take control of push notifications and unnecessary alerts

There’s an unnerving control that push notifications and the buzzing sound of the mobile phone has over the modern-day employee. Experimental psychology shows that even a two-second break from a task doubles the error rate. Take into consideration that the average person checks their phone 150 times between 6:00 to 10:00 pm, it’s a true productivity killer. …


Megan Wilson

UX enthusiast who loves to share and discover innovative design content. Lead UXer at @WalkMeInc!

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