How to smash modern barriers to productivity

Follow this guidance to mitigate costly workplace distractions, disorganization and miscommunication.

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You’re probably distracting yourself from your work by reading this article right now.

That’s OK; scintillating content is just one of a thousand distractions in the modern workplace. Between notifications, meetings and “Hey, got a minute?” taps on the shoulder, it’s hard to stay on task.

Of course, technology has done wonders for work. Employees today need just 11 hours to match the output of a 40-hour workweek from an average worker in 1950. However, all this technology at our fingertips is causing what some are calling a “productivity crisis.”

Let’s review three major barriers to productivity:


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