Gloria Mark is a Professor of Informatics at University of California Irvine. She is the author of Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity. I had the pleasure of chatting with her about how our digital world has dramatically shortened our attention span. We explored what that costs us, and how we can strike the right balance between focus and the multiple demands for our attention.
Thank you for this interview. I reflected on my own habits of trying to schedule uninterrupted time and how I’m challenged to keep that routine. I too have enjoyed east to west coast flights to give me uninterrupted work time. Why can’t I just get that without traveling 3,000 miles? It shows Gloria’s research is valid. Becoming intentional about our time, off loading unfinished tasks before bed, and understanding our own work rhythm snd schedules are great takeaways. Thank you both!
Outstanding. Gives me a few specific ideas for improving my work flow.