Email and Slack have locked us in a productivity paradox
Kick start your day with a 15-min audio story that challenges and inspires your mind. Listen to expert voices across Technology, Business, Psychology and Health — bringing you new perspectives, insights and ideas. Released every Monday to Friday, we’ll help you practice curiosity and open-mindedness as part of your daily routine. Today's pick: Is it time to ditch emails and Slack? 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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