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Distraction is the new golden working standard
We are more addicted to distraction than we ever were to smoking
Dis-trac-tion
Something that takes your focus away from what you're supposed
to be doing
Dis-traction
Is processed first by the reflex brain, as an automated response
to the environment and often leads to counte...
There are two types of distractions
1. Involuntary Sensoric Distractions, ISD’s - needs design and rules
2. (Habitual) Wea...
WMD’s are attention killers: off-topic-easy-(non)work during a task
Weak Moment Distractions
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Giving in to e-mail or notifications: checking and replying,
eavesdropping, shallow Q&A, answer phone calls
ISD’s are unwanted sensoric and mental input*
Involuntary Sensoric Distractions*
We are able to control what we see, but not what we hear
Which makes noise the number one ISD problem
Involuntary Sensoric...
ISD’s needs Acoustical and Visual privacy solutions
Fixing the acoustics first, than the space and mind
Having individual focus first is business excellence
Focus first
1. Improved cognition: logic, problem solving, creative ability
2. Improved effectiveness: faster, less mistak...
Focus as top priority should be the new golden working standard
With habitual or environmental distractions minimized
conv...
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Distraction is the new golden working standard

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Did distraction become the new working standard? Our technology and office design seem to promote this. Convertibles describes what should be top priority in order to achieve business excellence and why.

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Distraction is the new golden working standard

  1. 1. Distraction is the new golden working standard
  2. 2. We are more addicted to distraction than we ever were to smoking
  3. 3. Dis-trac-tion Something that takes your focus away from what you're supposed to be doing
  4. 4. Dis-traction Is processed first by the reflex brain, as an automated response to the environment and often leads to counterproductive behavior rewarded by instant gratification 1 BrainChains, Theo Compernolle 1
  5. 5. There are two types of distractions 1. Involuntary Sensoric Distractions, ISD’s - needs design and rules 2. (Habitual) Weak Moment Distractions, (H)WMD’s - needs design and training
  6. 6. WMD’s are attention killers: off-topic-easy-(non)work during a task Weak Moment Distractions * *
  7. 7. Giving in to e-mail or notifications: checking and replying, eavesdropping, shallow Q&A, answer phone calls
  8. 8. ISD’s are unwanted sensoric and mental input* Involuntary Sensoric Distractions*
  9. 9. We are able to control what we see, but not what we hear Which makes noise the number one ISD problem Involuntary Sensoric Distractions* *
  10. 10. ISD’s needs Acoustical and Visual privacy solutions
  11. 11. Fixing the acoustics first, than the space and mind
  12. 12. Having individual focus first is business excellence
  13. 13. Focus first 1. Improved cognition: logic, problem solving, creative ability 2. Improved effectiveness: faster, less mistakes, finishing tasks easier 3. Improved mental and physical health: less stress, more worker happiness and satisfaction, more energy
  14. 14. Focus as top priority should be the new golden working standard With habitual or environmental distractions minimized convertibles.co.nl

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