Technology has provided us access to a wealth of information, but left us in a poverty of attention. From one perspective, technology has enabled us to exceed many of our physical limitations; from another, technology is hampering our ability not just to work, but to live. The great myth about the products we consume today was their promise to make us capable of doing more things at once.
“Strong ability to multi-task” is one of the most common phrases found on the resumes of today’s graduating class. Yet the human brain has been scientifically proven to be incapable of successfully devoting its resources to more than one task at a time. The capabilities of technology may be limitless, but as people, we are not.
In this presentation, Christopher Luise will discuss the impact of these issues on organizations and the evolving needs of the workforce, from hiring and training to motivation and performance analysis. He will examine the historical evolution of the concept of “productivity”, and highlight the differences between the ability to multi task and the ability to balance competing priorities. Lastly, Chris will demonstrate the ways in which employers will need to adapt as technology progresses far beyond our capabilities to manage human behavior through policy and procedure alone.
Speaker: Christopher J. Luise, Executive Vice President, ADNET Technologies, LLC