How many times do you intend to fully focus on a task, but end up being swept up by social media or lost in your inbox?
Some warn that this almost universal trend of distraction is plundering our powers of concentration and diluting our breadth of knowledge. But it doesn’t need to be such a serious problem if you employ the right tactics, writes Carsten Lund Pedersen for MIT Sloan Management Review.
Rapid technological and social change are inevitable attention-stealers. Business leaders, thinkers and innovators need to learn, not only to embrace them, but also how to put them in their place.