Tuesday January 28, 2020

Technostress: How tech can lead to worry, distraction and inefficiency

Increased connectivity brings with it issues in focusing on what actually needs to be done at a given time

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
22nd April, 2018
Aisling Curtis, Microsoft Ireland: ‘You will see people jumping from platform to platform, with a loss of focus and productivity’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

The very devices that enable us to work often prove to be the worst causes of distraction and frustration. Without email, WhatsApp, Slack and the like, it would be near impossible to do most jobs, but these tools come with their own sets of hindrances.

Increased connectivity brings with it issues in focusing on what actually needs to be done at a given time. Once you’ve checked an email, a WhatsApp message comes in and...

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