Feeling Unfocused at Work? Try Adding Extra Screens.
Incorporating different devices for various tasks can help boost your productivity and focus.
What's the Latest?
Ever wonder who thought up the brilliant idea to put the internet on the same machine as your word processor? If you have, it was probably due to an inability to focus on a single task with so many varying bits of responsibility (or temptation) calling your name. Clive Thompson over at WIRED has a post up today describing a basic solution to this problem: diversify your workflow between multiple screens. If you incorporate additional devices into your routine and designate each of them for a separate task, you can boost your level of focus on each individual necessity.
What's the Big Idea?
That last sentence is really quite interesting. Part of the appeal of modern devices is that they consolidate all our tasks onto one screen (remember this?). Yet too much saturation on one device has shown to be detrimental to productivity. Research has shown that it's easier to focus on pieces of paper laid out on a table instead of stacked on top of each other. Thompson seems to believe this is the same idea around multiple screens.
Keep Reading at WIRED
Photo credit: jannoon028 / Shutterstock
Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.
Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.
No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, explains his plan for success.
- Jeff Bezos had a clear vision for Amazon.com from the start.
- He saw the innovative potential of the online marketplace.
- Bezos explains why books, in particular, make for a perfect item to sell on the internet.
Even when they suffer costs in doing so.
- It's commonly thought that the suppression of female sexuality is perpetuated by either men or women.
- In a new study, researchers used economics games to observe how both genders treat sexually-available women.
- The results suggests that both sexes punish female promiscuity, though for different reasons and different levels of intensity.
It has found several bizarre planets outside of our solar system.
- The Kepler program closed down in August, 2018, after nine and a half years of observing the universe.
- Picking up where it left off, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has already found eight planets, three of which scientists are very excited about, and six supernovae.
- In many ways, TESS is already outperforming Kepler, and researchers expect it to find more than 20,000 exoplanets over its lifespan.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.