Digital Distraction

Digital distraction, disruption and diversion are eroding our productivity and even our happiness. The average business person receives 121 emails per day, not including social media alerts, text messaging and podcasts. silver iPhone X

All of this digital information is producing the kind of mental turbulence that is becoming more of a hindrance than a help if not managed properly.

People are connected through digital platforms rather than physical platforms.

According to a recent study, it is common for people to spend more than 75% of the workday on at least three devices, which promises to accelerate the transactional aspect of our digital economy rather than fostering thoughtful analysis and discussion.

We are living in a ‘remote reality’ that calls for a new set of digital skills, without which burnout becomes inevitable. Research is showing that burnout can increase absenteeism by 37% and workplace accidents by nearly 50%.

In order to combat this new problem, three protocols and habits can mitigate the effects of this stress:

1. Simplify: Return to the old thinking model – begin with the end in mind. Remember, simplified solutions are attractive and sought after.

  • Limit time online
  • Call, instead of text
  • Get focused
  • Recognize when technology is complicating things

2. Individuality: A human is not an algorithm. They are more creative and have more depth than a bunch of numbers running around a program. Getting it done right requires teams that understand clearly what the outcome looks like. Don’t standardize, personalize!

3. Teams and Networks: There is no going backward – social media networks are here to stay. Just keep in mind that a business culture is comprised of humans, personalities and possibilities. Face-to-face connection must become a corporate value. Research has discovered that a personal connection is 34 times as powerful as email for getting things done. The personal network is both a value and a skill; allow your people to discover both for themselves.

If you have any questions about this information or title insurance, please contact Ralph Aponte: 732.914.1400.

Counsellors Title Agency, www.counsellorstitle.net, founded in 1996, is one of New Jersey’s most respected title agencies, serving all 21 New Jersey counties with title insurance, clearing title, escrow, tidelands searches, and closing and settlement services for commercial or industrial properties, waterfront properties and marinas, condominiums, townhouses or residential single family homes. Counsellors Title also features its own Attorney Settlement Assistance Program™ [ASAP], which is an individual resource customized to fit the needs specifically of real estate attorneys, including, Documentation, Preparation, Disbursement of Funds, Attendance at Closing, HUD Preparation or Post-Closing Matters.

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