The Golden Keys to Personal Productivity

Learning Wire

Likewise, not working to the best of your ability means falling short of your possible personal productivity. In fact, testimonies of people working under him all agree on one thing: Mark Zuckerberg has tapped into his personal productivity, while also maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Maura Thomas, an expert in personal productivity, maintains that technology is a resource that should free our brains from remembering meetings and tasks.

Working from home etiquette tips and tricks

OpenSesame

Pay attention to calendars and away messages. Working from home makes that a little less clear so it is important to pay attention to your coworker’s calendar if they’re set to “away” on your instant messaging system, or have blocked time on the calendar to not be disturbed. . Be sure to keep yourself on mute unless you’re the one talking so that the person leading the meeting can have everyone’s undivided attention. Avoid multitasking during video conferencing.

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Twitter’s Impact on Your Brain-Same as Bilingualism

Kapp Notes

Studies on infant brains have shown that knowledge retention is only possible when accompanied with personal interaction or activity, but this becomes even more important as people get older. This is much like what people do when they’re updating their Twitter status, instant-messaging friends, or answering text messages and emails while they’re doing something else.

How Instructional Designers Can Cope with Continuous Partial Attention in "The Age of Distraction"

SHIFT eLearning

Thomas Friedman stated in 2006 “All we do now is interrupt each other or ourselves with instant messages, e-mail, spam or cellphone rings.”. The term continuous partial attention was first used by Apple and Microsoft executive Linda Stone in 1990 to describe, in her own words, “post multitasking” behavior. It is also known as media multitasking, a term coined by Ulla Foehr in the 2006 Kaser Family Foundation report.

Survey: Tech Gadgets Eroding Workplace Etiquette

CLO Magazine

Leaving long voice messages: For most communications, you should get to the point quickly. Along the same lines, email is better than instant message when an immediate response isn''t required. Of course, if you need to have a difficult conversation with someone, picking up the phone or talking in person is best.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 3/26/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Although multitasking kids may be better prepared in some ways for today's frenzied workplace, many cognitive scientists are positively alarmed by the trend. Kids that are instant messaging while doing homework, playing games online and watching TV, I predict, aren't going to do well in the long run," says Jordan Grafman, chief of the cognitive neuroscience section at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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