Email and Slack have locked us in a productivity paradox | Curio

Email and Slack have locked us in a productivity paradox

9 mins | Apr 12, 2021

Is it time to ditch them? Upgrades in communication tools have made many aspects of work instantaneous, but they've also made it increasingly difficult to find uninterrupted hours of focus time. Cal Newport analyses how the technology of the 80s and 90s created a ‘productivity paradox’ that has seeped into the modern day. In this deep dive into the history of technology-driven productivity, he argues that we need to rethink the ways that we communicate to make the best use of our time.

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