Am listening to the old Mel Carter hit, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me.”
Today’s song probably would be, “Text Me, FaceBook Me, Tweet Me.”
American business loses $7,000,000,000….that’s seven b...b...billion dollars in lost productivity due to the alarm on our computers that signals when an email comes through.
When the little alarm sounds it’s like someone saying, “Look! Here’s an interruption from something you don’t want to be doing in the first place”
And after the email it takes us awhile to get back to actually getting something done.
Turn the alarm off and check emails first thing in the morning, at lunch, and about 3:30. You’ll get more done and you won’t be training other folks to expect an immediate response, which is what puts us all on the 24/7 leash.