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Attention Spans Online … Source:
National Center for Biotechnology Information, US National Library of Medicine Flickr photo: Josullivan59 Attention Span Statistics Data The average human attention span in 2000. 12 seconds The average human attention span in 2013. 8 seconds 9 seconds
Information Overload Personal Technology Wellness
Assessment 1. Is the only time you take a break from your tech when you’re sleeping? 2. Do you check your phone before you go to bed or right when you wake up? 3. Do you have problems recalling information and resort to searching on Google? 4. Do you feel that you often have a hard time paying attention or focusing on a single task? 5. Do you experience frustration at the amount of online information you need to process every day? 6. Do you frequently or constantly check your email, Twitter, Facebook or other online services? 7. Do you sometimes check your mobile phone for messages while in the bathroom? 8. Do you find yourself reaching for your phone even when you’re with others? 9. Do you sit at your computer at work or home for longer than 30 minutes at a time without getting up to take a break? 10.Do you ever check your mobile phone while walking outside? Add up all the questions you answered “YES” to for your score
Take Control of Your Mobile
Phone • Turn off all notifications except from people • Type to launch apps • Go grayscale • Tools on home screen • Scramble Apps • Remove or move work apps into folders on 3rd or 4th screens after hours or vacation • Gboard http://humanetech.com/take-control/
News Diet • Consume news
for specified time and sources per day • News meditation – be in the present moment when consuming • Remove news notifications • Take a break from Facebook or use News Feed Eradicator for Facebook (Chrome Extension)
Example: A Process For Establishing
Work Flow Norms Information: What do you need for the projects you work on? Communication: What do you use to get your work done? Collaboration: How do you know what everyone is doing?
• Do not multi-task (do
other work) during the meeting • Find a quiet space to participate • Use the mute button at your site to prevent the transmission of background noise. • Speak up to get attention if you have something to say. • Turn on your video whenever possible and be camera readyHow To Use • Share with your agenda • Reflect at the end • Less is more, aim for 6 and transition after it becomes standard behavior People: Example – Remote Meeting Norms
• What is one idea
that you can bring back to your organization to improve technology wellness? Mindful Moment
Summary Our personal and organizational
use of technology can create stress leading to burnout. But if we are intentional about how we use our devices, we can be more productive, healthier, and happier.